Frederic Henri Kay Henrion, 1914-1990
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Reference number : 1996/5268
Frederic Henri Kay Henrion
F H K Henrion
Born in Nuremberg, Henrion studied with Paul Colin in Paris and worked on textile design.
From 1936 he had offices in Paris and London designing posters, packaging and exhibitions. In 1939 Henrion left France and during World War Two he designed posters for the Ministry of Information.
Later his firm designed everything from sewing machines to typefaces but he specialised on developing corporate identities for British Olivetti, Volkswagen and several airlines. He designed two pavilions for the Festival of Britain for which he was awarded the MBE.
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- Designed posters for London Transport : 1942-1956