You might not have heard of MacDonald ‘Max’ Gill but you will recognise his illustrations. Opening on the twentyth September, this free exhibition exhibits performs from the architect and illustrator who was inspired by the Arts & Crafts movements.
Gill (1884 – 1947) was most likely ideal recognized for his very pictorial and memorable London Underground illustrations, but he also made logos and posters for the General Submit Office and deisgned the alphabet for standard military headstones (for the Imperial War Graves Commission).
Numerous of the ar2rks on show are originals only just lately discovered by Gill’s family members following laying in the late designer’s attic undisturbed for virtually half a century.
Out of the Shadows may possibly not be the most revolutionary exhibition to be proven in London this autumn, but the influence of this largely forgotten designer whose daring work spanned 4 decades continues to influence illustrators and graphic designers young and outdated.
Out of the Shadows: MacDonald Gill, from 20th September to 2nd November 2013. Admission is free to all visitors at the PM Gallery & Pitzhanger Manor in Ealing, London