Guyatt, Richard: Radcliffe Camera


Commissioned by Guinness Breweries to publicise their famous Book of Records and launched in 1956, these colourful lithographs were intended to illustrate world records of the day and to be displayed on the walls of pubs and social clubs. Each artist was given a copy of the Guinness Book of Records from which they chose a record to illustrate. The prints reflected the interests of people at the time and contributed to the movement to democratise art in a period of drabness and austerity.

This print is from the second series, all of which we have in stock. It’s in in excellent condition and is mounted and ready to frame.

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Artist: Richard Guyatt, (1914-2007)

Title and date: Radcliffe Camera, 1962

Size: 38.0 x 50.0 cms.


Artist description:

A British designer and academic who has been described as “one of the 20th century’s most seminal figures in the world of graphic design”. He was the youngest ever professor at the Royal College of Art on appointment in 1948, and was Rector of the Royal College of Art from 1978-81. He worked for the Royal College of Art for 34 years, and also acted as consultant designer to Wedgwood, WH Smith and other British companies. Guyatt created coins for the Royal Mint and designed postage stamps for the Royal Mail. He was made a CBE in 1969. For the 1951 Festival of Britain, he co-designed the Lion and the Unicorn Pavilion.  In 2000 he was awarded the Sir Misha Black award and was added to the College of Medallists.

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