Henrion, F. H. K.: NAPOLI [Poster]. Lissone, Italy: Arti Grafiche Meroni, [1984].

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NAPOLI

F. H. K. Henrion

F. H. K. Henrion [Design]: NAPOLI. Lissone, Italy: Arti Grafiche Meroni , [1984]. Original impression. 39 x 26.75 - inch [99.06 x 67.945 cm] trim size image printed via offset lithography on a semi-gloss sheet. A fine, fresh example.

39 x 26.75 - inch [99.06 x 67.945 cm] poster designed by F. H. K. Henrion: “A poster commissioned by Napoli ’99 Foundation as a contribution towards the cultural image of the city.”

The Naples NinetyNine Foundation sponsored a series of 25 posters from 1984 – 1986 with the primary objective of contributing to the knowledge, promotion and enhancement of cultural heritage of Naples and Southern Italy.

The 25 participating designers were Walter Allner, Stuart B. Ash, Saul Bass, Bruce Blackburn, Pierluigi Cerri, Ivan Chermayeff, Giulio Confalonieri, Heinz Edelmann, Gene Federico, Alan Fletcher, Jean-Michel Folon, André François, Milton Glaser, Tomás Gonda, F H K Henrion, David Hillman, Takenobu Igarashi, Mervyn Kurlansky, Italo Lupi, John Mcconnell, Armando Milani, Art Paul, Tullio Pericoli, Arnold Schwartzman, and Massimo Vignelli.

Their interpretations of the city cover a wide range of themes: architecture, poetry, music, the earthquake, pollution, Vesuvius. The 25 posters have been exhibited in Naples, Rome, Los Angeles, Dundee, and Lahti. The project won the award for the best social graphics at the 1987 Lahden Biennal Exhibition. Collect them all!

Frederic Henri Kay Henrion, or ‘Henri’ for short, studied at the École Paul Colin, Paris. He emigrated to England in 1936. Working during WW2 in the UK Ministry of Information and for the US Office of War Information, he designed exhibitions, posters and publications. He was a true pioneer of corporate design in Europe, responsible for the image for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, British European Airlines, InterRent, Coopers & Lybrand, British Leyland, London Electricity Board. His firm Henrion Design Associates (1951), which became HDA International in 1972, did corporate identity projects for numerous leading international companies. He was the author/designer of AGI Annals (1990), the predecessor of this very book. Taught at the Royal College of Art and the London College of Printing. He was a president and frequently a board member of AGI, SIAD and Icograda. Henrion organized the annual Icograda Student Seminars in London (1974–90), an eagerly awaited event on the UK college calendar.

Frederic Henri Kay Henrion, or ‘Henri’ for short, studied at the École Paul Colin, Paris. He emigrated to England in 1936. Working during WW2 in the UK Ministry of Information and for the US Office of War Information, he designed exhibitions, posters and publications. He was a true pioneer of corporate design in Europe, responsible for the image for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, British European Airlines, InterRent, Coopers & Lybrand, British Leyland and London Electricity Board.

His firm Henrion Design Associates (1951), which became HDA International in 1972, did corporate identity projects for numerous leading international companies. Henrion wrote an early and much valued book on this ‘new’, complicated subject with his friend Alan Parkin: Design Coordination and Corporate Image (1968). He was also the author/designer of Top Graphic Design (1983) and AGI Annals (1990) and taught at the Royal College of Art and the London College of Printing. Henrion was a president and frequently a board member of AGI, SIAD and Icograda. His flair for languages was unique. Henrion organized the annual Icograda Student Seminars in London (1974–90), an eagerly awaited event on the UK college calendar, which also attracted many students from all continents.

Biography text taken from AGI by Ben and Elly Bos and AGI Annals by FHK Henrion

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