I went to the Design Museum's retrospective of Robert Brownjohn at the weekend. He did what we ideas led designers call "real" graphic design. Brownjohn created such great work as the Goldfinger titles and the Stones Let It Bleed record sleeve.
The actual exhibition (as quite often with the Design Museum) was a little short and not particularly exciting. But the work was superb.
Born in New Jersey in 1925 Brownjohn was one of those great designers that came out of Chicago’s Institute of Design in the 40's. For those that don't know the Chicago Institute of Design is kind of where the Bauhaus ended up after Hitler shut it down. Sort of.
He died sadly just before his 45th birthday. Which means he achieved all that great work before 45. Food for thought.
Just look at some of the great stuff below.