Edward McKnight Kauffer

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Mining the graphic mother-lode

Opinion

Rochester Institute of Technology opens its American design archive to the online world. Critique…

Recent blog posts by Edward McKnight Kauffer

London’s American poster king

29 May 2015

McKnight Kauffer’s Modernist posters for London Underground go under the hammer next week. By Graham Twemlow
In the design canon, from a contemporary perspective, the American-born poster artist Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954) remains an enigmatic figure. Yet in the 1920s and 1930s he was the most celebrated graphic designer in the UK, writes Graham Twemlow.

Wanted: space for posters

7 March 2013

In the wake of last week’s V&A symposium, two attendees make an impassioned plea for the foundation of a British poster museum.
For more than two centuries the poster has occupied public space on hoardings, building sites, the sides of buses and commercial vehicles, plus every conceivable spot where these images might be caught within the public eye, write Naomi and Daniel Games.