Graphis #31

Tom Eckersley

Graphis #31, magazine cover, published by Graphis Press, Zürich, 1950.

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    Tom Eckersley, UK (1952)

    Tom Eckersley studied at Salford School of Art (1930–34), where he met Eric Lombers. They cooperated in London until the outbreak of the war. They were acknowledged as two of the f...

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    Graphis #31, magazine cover, published by Graphis Press, Zürich, 1950.

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    Tom Eckersley, UK (1952)

      Eckersley studied at Salford School of Art (1930– 34), where he met Eric Lombers. They co-operated in London till the outbreak of the war. They were acknowledged as two of the foremost poster designers in Britain, working for the BBC and the Post Offi ce, Frank Pick of London Transport and Jack Beddington at Shell-Mex and BP. Tom was visiting lecturer at Westminster School of Art (1937–39). During the war he worked as a cartographer for the RAF, also designing many posters for the GPO and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. He was given an OBE, elected RDI in 1963, and awarded the CSD medal in 1990. After 1945 he continued his design practice and his involvement in education. In 1970 he was visiting lecturer at Yale University. In 1958–76 he was head of the design department of the London School of Printing; the Eckersley archive is now held by this college. His work is represented in many museums: the V&A, Imperial War Museum, NY MoMA and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

      Exhibitions

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      5 Decades 1935–75

      1975

      London College of Printing, London

      Retrospective exhibition of Tom Eckersley's work over five decades: from 1935 to 1975

      Posters and other graphic work

      1980

      Yale Center for British Art, New Haven

      Graphic Work 1934–83

      1983

      Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic, Newcastle upon Tyne

      Retrospective exhibition of Tom Eckersley's work from 1934 to 1983

      Fifty years of poster design for London Transport

      1984

      London Transport Museum, London

      Exhibition of graphics

      1985

      Maidstone College of Art, Maidstone

      Past and Present

      1986

      Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

      50 years of poster design for London Transport including recent work

      Posters

      1986

      Oxford Polytechnic, Oxford

      50 Jahre Graphik aus London von Tom Eckersley & FHK Henrion

      1993

      German Poster Museum (Deutsches Plakat Museum), Essen

      Exhibition about 50 years of graphics from London of Tom Eckersley & FHK Henrion

      Education

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      Teacher

      • Undergraduate

      1937 – 1939

      • Westminster School of Art (UK)

      Teacher

      • Undergraduate

      1954 – 1957

      • London College of Printing (UK)

      Head of Graphic Design

        1957 – 1977

        • London College of Printing (UK)

        Visiting lecturer

          1970 – 1970

          • Yale University (USA)

          Awards

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          • 1948

          Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to poster design