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de Majo, Willy
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Founder President of Icograda, 1963-1966 -------------------------------------------------------- When Willy de Majo first arrived in England just before the Second World War, graphic design as a profession was in its infancy. By the time he died it had grown into a major business and a remarkable international family. De Majo was a designer, lecturer, speaker and author, and will be best remembered for founding and fathering Icograda. His place in design history is assured on several fronts. As a speaker on design he was in great demand. He contributed to most international conferences and chaired or participated in a number of special design committees. He was an exceptionally competent designer whose understanding of business and production methods was unusual in those early days. Enterprising and alert, he could master the most complex problems with ease and arrive at solutions that appeared deceptively simple. Born in Vienna in 1917, de Majo studied at the Vienna Commercial Academy, intending to go into his father's textile business. However he found the work dull and started freelancing as a graphic designer in the evenings. With a combination of check and courage, as well as his evident flair, he attracted a number of important commissions particularly in the poster field. Early in 1939 he emigrated to England and joined the BBC as a broadcaster. During the war he served with distinction as an officer and pilot with the Royal Yugoslav Air Force, later transferring to the RAF and SHAEF in Africa, the Middle East and Europe, for which he was appointed MBE. He had always been a great traveller and as early as 1948, after a study tour of Canada and the United States, he established a New York office. By the 1950s his clients ranged from the Festival of Britain, where he was designer-in-chief of the 'Farm and Factory' exhibition in Northern Ireland, to ABC Television for which he designed one of the first animated symbols. In 1953 de Majo was a guest speaker at the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado, the first of many appearances on international platforms. He was in constant demand as a speaker and with his rapidly growing design practice it is surprising that there was room in his life for another venture. Yet at the busiest point in his graphic career he founded Icograda with Peter Kneebone in 1963. De Majo's contribution to design was recognised by the award of the Chartered Society of Designers' design medal in 1969, the commemorative medal ZPAP, the Association of Polish Designers, honorary membership of GVN Graphic Designers Association and later of associations in Belgium and Austria. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Typographic Designers. Of all his qualities his abundant energy stands out most memorably. The ill-health that he quietly suffered in his later years did not deter him from pursuing his rich and varied career right up to the end. The international family of graphic designers that he created will remember him with love. -------------------------------------------------------- The above tribute ran in the Obituaries of the Independent, 23 October 1993. Willy died peacefully at home on 17 October 1993, at age 76.
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Fletcher, Alan
Lifetime, Deceased

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12 Pembridge Mews
London
W11 3EQ
 
United Kingdom
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20 7229 7095

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(1931-2006) Alan Fletcher's international design reputation is reflected by his commissions from major corporations and cultural institutions around the world. He began his career in New York where he worked for Fortune magazine, the Container Corporation and IBM. He moved back to London and in 1962 co-founded Fletcher/Forbes/Gill, which served such clients as Pirelli, Cunard, Penguin Books, BP and Olivetti. He co-founded Pentagram in 1972 and created design programmes for Reuters, Lucas Industries, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Lloyd's of London, Daimler Benz, Arthur Andersen & Co and ABB. In 1992 he left Pentagram to work alone in his own studio. He has received gold awards from the British Designers & Art Directors Association (D&AD) and the New York 'One Show'. In 1977 he shared the D&AD President's Award for outstanding contributions to design with Pentagram partner Colin Forbes. In 1982 the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers awarded him their Annual Medal for outstanding achievement in design. In 1993 he was awarded The Prince Philip Prize for Designer of the Year. He served as President of the Designers & Art Directors Association in 1973, and as President of the Alliance Graphique Internationale from 1982 to 1985. He is a Royal Designer for Industry, a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art. In 1994 he was elected to the Hall of Fame of the American Art Directors club. 'Beware Wet Paint', a book on 35 years of his work, was published by Phaidon in 1996. He has co-authored 'Identity Kits' - a pictorial survey of visual signs (Studio Vista), 'Graphic design: visual comparisons' (Studio Vista), 'A Sign System Manual' (Studio Vista) and four publications on the work of Pentagram; 'Pentagram - the work of five designers' and 'Living by Design' (Lund Humphries), 'Ideas on Design' (Faber and Faber), 'The Compendium' (Phaidon). Alan Fletcher trained at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, The Royal College of Art in London and the School of Architecture and Design at Yale University. --------------------------------------------------------------- (from 'Masters of the 20th Century: The Icograda Hall of Fame', edited by Mervyn Kurlansky, published by Graphis Inc. 2001)
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afletcher
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Halas, John
Lifetime, Deceased

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Icograda President, 1970-1972 Born in Budapest, Hungary, 16 April 1912, John Halas is said to be 'the father of British animation'. In 1940, he and his wife, Joy Batchelor, established the Halas and Batchelor studio. They produced some 2000 animated shorts, seven feature-length animated films, and trained countless young people to become talented animators for nearly 50 years. Their animated version of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' was released in 1954 and was the first animated feature-length film made in Britain. John Halas was a pioneer in his field and was one of the first to embrace computer animation not just as a labour saving device, but as a creative force. He believed that animation was a kinetic art form which could set the human mind free from the confines of reality. He was President and founder member of ASIFA the International Animated Film Association from 1960 to 1985. He was involved with all aspects of design and was associated with Icograda from its inception. From 1970 to 1974, he served on the Icograda board. Throughout his life, he produced films, articles and books and contributed to conferences and festivals. He was awarded the OBE in 1972 and the Pro Cultura Hungaricus in 1992. John Halas died in London 20 January 1995.
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Hatch, Peter
Lifetime, Deceased

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Icograda Vice President, 1963-1966
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phatch
Henrion, F.H.K.
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F.H.K. Henrion was Icograda President from 1968 to 1970 and served as Past President from 1970 to 1972. He furthered the design industry by practicing it, teaching it, and organising it as a profession over the course of 45 years. He passed away in 1991. .......... 'What needs discussion today, especially in respect of art and design, practice and education, is to find out where these two disciplines differ and where they overlap. If it proves possible to define these areas clearly it will be easier to decide where and when joint art- and design-courses seem appropriate and where separate and independent courses are like to obtain better results. Mies van der Rohe put it 'Design is doing more with less'. This often-quoted maxim holds a lot of general truth and can almost always be used as a valid criterion when comparing design solutions and when rejecting one alternative in favour of another which is simpler, which in fact does more with less. It could be applied to textile design, posters, typography, packaged design and equally to a locomotive, a space rocket or a wrist-watch, an electric shaver or a building - but not necessarily to a painting or a sculpture. To design is to have a plan, a concept in one's mind before it is carried out.' - F.H.K. Henrion (in 'Masters of the 20th Century: The Icograda Hall of Fame', edited by Mervyn Kurlansky, published by Graphis Inc. 2001)
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Henrion, Marion
Lifetime

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35 Pond Street
London
NW3 2PN
 
United Kingdom
T:
171 435 7402

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Icograda Friends are a worldwide network of individuals and corporations who share a common interest in communication design. Friends come from diverse backgrounds, cultures and social structures.
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mhenrion
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English
Holland, James
Lifetime, Deceased

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Icograda Vice President, 1966-1968
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Kunst, Mauro
Lifetime

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Icograda Vice President, 1977-1979
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Mullin, Mary
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MV Mullin Associates
174 Holland Park Avenue
London
W11 4UH
 
United Kingdom
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1202 764798

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Icograda Secretary General, 1987-1999
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mvmullin
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English
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Irish
Murgatroyd, Keith
Lifetime, Deceased

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Castle Hill Cottage
Middleham
N. Leyburn
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Icograda Treasurer, 1968-1974 Icograda Secretary General, 1979-1981
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Playne, David
Lifetime

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Trefin
Haverfordwest
Pembrokeshire
SA62 5AU
 
United Kingdom
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1348 837073

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Icograda Treasurer, 1991-1993 Icograda Vice President, 1993-1995.

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The Icograda Executive Board grants Lifetime Friend status to individuals for exceptional contribution to advancing Icograda’s mission, vision and values.  Lifetime Friends receive all Icograda Friends benefits for as long as they live.

All current and past Icograda board members become Lifetime Friends in recognition of their contributions.

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Pocknell, David
Lifetime

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East Barn
Blackmore End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 4DR
 
United Kingdom
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850075

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Icograda Congress Liaison, 1991-1993
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dpocknell
Steckiw, Michal Jerzy
Lifetime

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London
United Kingdom
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203239139

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Michal worked for Icograda Secretariat in Montreal between 2007 and 2010 as Projects Manager. He was responsible for communication with corporate partners and member organisations worldwide, including design agencies and design media; as well as managing design week projects in Italy, Canada, Australia, Spain, South Korea, China and Qatar. A native of Krakow, Michal shares passion for creativity, visual design, and photography; combined with demonstrated expertise in project management, web strategy, service design, online communication, and digital content development. Since 2010 he has been working as a project manager and consultant for London based agencies and global brands such as Ogilvy, HSBC, Penna HR Group or The Coca-Cola Company. THINK-DESIGN-MANAGE represents Michal's systematic approach to guide idea creation, problem solving and project execution in delivering business value. He works at the intersection of design thinking and project management, integrating expertise beyond traditional project management methodology in order to create a design-conducive and innovative environment.
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Tandy, John
Lifetime, Deceased

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Icograda Board Member, 1963-1966
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Triggs, Teal
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Royal College of Art
School of Communication
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2EU
 
United Kingdom
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(0)20 7590 4306

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Teal Triggs is Professor of Graphic Design and Associate Dean, School of Communication, Royal College of Art, London. Previously she was Director of Information Environments (IE), London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. She is also Adjunct Professor in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT, Australia. She has an MA in Art History (University of Texas), MA in Design History (Middlesex Polytechnic) and her PhD in Design History (Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading). She has taught extensively on BA and MA courses, most recently as Course Director, MA Design Writing Criticism and MRes Information Environments. She also has extensive experience supervising PhD students. Her research focuses primarily on graphic design history, design research methods, self-publishing and feminism. As a graphic design historian, critic and educator she has authored and edited a number of books in the field and her writings have appeared in numerous international design publications including étapse, Print, Journal of Design History, Eye: The International Review of Graphic Design, Blueprint, Visible Language, Zed, Emigre, and Design Issues. Her recent books include The Typographic Experiment: Radical innovation in Contemporary Type Design (Thames & Hudson, 2000) and Fanzines (Thames & Hudson, 2010). She is currently co-editing The Graphic Design Reader (forthcoming, Bloomsbury). She is also co-editor of the academic interdisciplinary journal Visual Communication (Sage), Reviews Editor for Design Issues; and Supervising Editor, of the online journal Iridescent: Icograda Journal of Design Research. Teal is also on numerous editorial boards including the Archives of Design Research (Korean Society of Design Science) and the Journal of E-Planning Research (IGI). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts and Manufacture (FRSA), Fellow of the Royal College of Art (FRCA) and, of the International Society of Typographic Designers (FiSTD).
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ttriggs
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Unger, Mervyn
Lifetime

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48 Hampstead Way
London
NW1
 
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Icograda Treasurer, 1981-1987
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munger
Woudhuysen, Lewis
Lifetime, Deceased

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5f/2 Qiaoguang Road
Guangzhou
United Kingdom
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Icograda Vice President, 1974-1977 |Icograda Treasurer, 1977-1981
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lwoudhuysen
Zeegan, Lawrence
Lifetime

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London
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As the Dean of Design at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, Lawrence leads undergraduate and postgraduate courses in advertising design, communication design, illustration and visual media and typographic design. Lawrence has lectured and spoken at conferences, institutions and design events nationally and internationally including in Australia, China, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Turkey and the USA. Lawrence has acted as consultant and external examiner for numerous academic institutions in the UK as well as in China, Greece, Serbia, Singapore and Russia. His expertise covers academic course documentation, specifically in the fields of graphic design, illustration, photography and interactive media. Having worked as an illustrator since graduation with 1st Class Honours in Graphic Arts from Camberwell College of Arts in 1986 and MA Illustration from the Royal College of Art in 1989, Lawrence's clients have included major international newspapers, magazines, book publishers, design companies and advertising agencies. Lawrence continues to create illustrations for the Comment and Debate pages of The Guardian Newspaper, as a regular fortnightly contributor.
 Lawrence was a founding partner of illustration studio: Big Orange based in Hoxton, London and is still operational almost twenty years after it first launched. In the early 1990s Zeegen, as founding partner and director, launched Heart - and remains one of the UK's foremost contemporary illustration agencies. In 2006 Zeegen launched ZeegenRush, as founding partner and director, before departing to take a more active role in design education.
 As a design writer, Lawrence has contributed to numerous magazines and publications including Creative Review, MacFormat, The Journal (Association of Illustrators), Digital Creative Arts, Computer Arts and is a regular lead contributor to Computer Arts Projects. The author of five published books on the subject of illustration - Digital Illustration: A Master Class in Creative Image-Making (Rotovision 2005), The Fundamentals of Illustration (AVA 2005), Secrets of Digital Illustration: A Master Class in Commercial Image-Making (Rotovision 2007), What is Illustration? (Rotovision 2009) and Complete Digital Illustration (Rotovision 2010). His latest books, The Design Graduate's Survival Manual (Laurence King) and Fifty Years of Contemporary Illustration (Laurence King) are to be published in 2012 and 2013.