Kōrero: Graphic design

Clifton Firth

Clifton Firth

Designer Clifton Firth was influenced by developments in modernism. Some of his best work was for the magazine Home and Building, in particular the autumn 1939 cover, shown here. This work features a montage reminiscent of Man Ray’s early photography.

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Reference: Home and building (Autumn 1939)

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Hamish Thompson, 'Graphic design - Victorian design to modernism, 1890s to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/43804/clifton-firth (accessed 28 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Hamish Thompson, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014