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Festival of Britain Season: Abram Games and the 1951 Festival of Britain
May 17, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
On the 70th Anniversary of the Festival of Britain, Naomi Games will talk about the career of her father, graphic designer Abram Games.
Abram Games won the competitions to design a symbol for the ’Tonic to the Nation’ and the Festival stamp. Naomi will give a personal view of her father’s working process, you will see his progressive designs, other items he created for the Festival as well as cartoons and curiosities.
Naomi Games is the daughter of Abram Games. She grew up watching her father work in his studio in the family home and became a graphic designer. She is the author and illustrator of many books for children. Following her father’s death in 1996 she now runs Games’s considerable archive, has written six books, made a film, lectures and curates exhibitions about her father.
The Black Country Studies Centre and Artsfest Online are pleased to present a series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Festival of Britain and its impact in the Black Country. Throughout the summer, we’ll be hosting a number of online lectures and events exploring different aspects of the Festival.