[A.] Sevek

Such is the case of Sevek (1918-1994). Student of the Art Academy of Vienna, he worked then with the Austrian branch of the Metro Goldwin Meyer, and posters of propaganda for the British Army. After the war, we find him in Paris , where he mix with the existentialist circles. Eager to leave the capital, he goes to Eze trough Francis Blanche in 1947.The charm of Eze and the influence of Pierre Boulez's music will…

F.G.A. Scott

Scott was a member of the Public Relations Staff and a former member of the GPO Savings Bank publicity staff. He designed 'step on it', the first time that a design by staff had been used. He was the Hon. Secretary and Treasurer of the British Typographer's Guild. He designed the copy, layout and colour designs for 'Snap Into It'. Information collated from: Anonymous, 'War Office Launch Advg. Campaign to Raise 100,000 Men', Advertiser's Weekly,…

Hans Schleger (Zéró) (b.1898; d.1976)

Hans Schleger was born in Kempen, Germany. He trained at the National School of Applied Art, Berlin (Kuntstgewerbeschule) between 1918 and 1921, at a time when the Bauhaus was making an impact. Between 1921 and 1924 Schleger was a publicity and film set designer for Karl Hagenbeck, also in Berlin. In 1924 he moved to New York for five years, where he 'contributed to the development of modern American advertising design', first as a freelance…

Gilbert Rumbold

Illustrated the quintessential Savoy Cocktail Book in the early 1930s in a 'lively and colourful' Art Deco style. 'Gilbert Rumbold was living in Broadstairs in the fifties when I was a school friend of his son. He was a well known character, often to be seen wandering around with his painting equipment tucked under his one arm. He had lost an arm in a train accident but I don't know when that was. His wife…
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