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Artist - Frederic Henri Kay Henrion

Frederic Henri Kay Henrion, born 1914 in Nuremberg, Germany, died 1990. Designed posters for London Transport 1942-1956

  • Educated; Paris; 1933-1935

Frederic Henri Kay Henrion was also known by the name F H K Henrion.


Henrion trained as a textile designer in the studio of Fred Levi, before studying poster design under Paul Colin. In 1936 he set up studios in Paris and London, from which he designed posters, packaging and exhibitions. He emigrated to England in 1939, adopting British nationality in 1946. During the Second World War he designed posters for the Ministry of Information, which helped establish his international reputation. He designed two Festival of Britain pavilions, for which he was awarded the MBE. During the 1950s, Henrion was Art Director of the ICA. An influential teacher, he lectured at the Royal College of Art (1955-65) and was head of Visual Communication at London College of Printing (1976-79). He was a pioneer of corporate identity in Britain, establishing the design consultancy Henrion Design Associates in 1951.

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