WorldCat Identities

Games, Abram 1914-1996

Overview
Works: 89 works in 105 publications in 4 languages and 482 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Posters  Pictorial works  Biography  Maps  War posters  History 
Roles: Author, Artist
Classifications: NC1850.G36, 741.6092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Abram Games
Abram Games : his life and work by Naomi Games( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over a remarkable career that spanned more than sixty years, Abram Games was a leading voice in 20th-century British graphic design. A modernist who used graphically charged symbols to catch the eye, he designed posters, signage, packaging, and other ephemera for such giants as the BBC, Shell, the Financial Times, Guinness, and the London Underground. During World War II, he was England's official war poster designer, a position from which he oversaw the design and production of hundreds of posters calling on Britons to stand fast and support the Allied troops. Abram Games: His Life and Work is the first monograph on this design legend whose work helped to define the look of modern English culture
Abram Games, graphic designer : maximum meaning, minimum means by Naomi Games( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although mainly self-taught, Abram Games went on to produce some fine posters and won several prizes for his best work. He was one of the last masters of lithography before photo-lithography was introduced. This volume showcases 160 of his finest posters
Over my shoulder by Abram Games( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abram Games by Abram Games( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 affiches de Games by Abram Games( Book )

2 editions published in 1946 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of William Shakespeare. A flickbook by Abram Games by Abram Games( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975 Abram Games, one of Britain?s greatest graphic designers, was commissioned to make a fund-raising poster for the Royal Shakespeare Company. His brilliant solution was to become iconic: the face of Shakespeare built up from the titles of all the plays as they appear in the First Folio.0The poster has been seen all over the world; but Abram Games intended much more. After his death, his daughter Naomi discovered a mock-up he had made of a flickbook. As the reader flicked the pages, Games planned to make Shakespeare?s face gradually emerge.0Now at last Games? original project is coming to life. All 37 plays are included, in the order they are printed in the First Folio of 1623, ending with Pericles, Prince of Tyre, added to the collection in the Third Folio of 1664. At the end, the playwright makes a graceful exit, marked by the poems and the lost or doubtful plays. The book is completed with some favourite quotations, and the date of each work
Jerusalem d'aujourd'hui by Abram Games( )

1 edition published in 1968 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caution against sexually transmitted disease. Colour lithograph after A. Games, 1941 by Abram Games( Visual )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Blood donors are needed urgently to save lives by Abram Games( Visual )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Advice for men on treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Colour lithograph after A. Games, 1949 by Abram Games( Visual )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Top right, a male medical practitioner; bottom left, head of a male patient seen from behind
A symbol for the Festival : Abram Games and the Festival of Britain by Naomi Games( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1948, two years after being de-mobbed. 'Official War Poster Artist', Abram Games, won the competition to design the symbol for the Festival of Britain. This was to be a significant event in his six-decade career, establishing him as one of twentieth century Britain's most respected designers
A modern block of flats contrasted with a row of unhealthy terrace houses. Colour lithograph after A. Games, 1942 by Abram Games( Visual )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The block of flats is Kensal House, at the north end of Ladbroke Grove, London. It was built in 1936-1937 by the Gas, Light and Coke Company. B. Cherry and N. Pevsner, The buildings of England, London: 3, London 1991, p. 531
He talked, they died by Abram Games( Visual )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The poster depicts a man's head with mouth circled, soldiers lie dead below, a result of the man's careless talk
Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material by Abram Games( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

12 affiches by Abram Games( Book )

2 editions published in 1946 in German and French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Keep a guard on what you say by Abram Games( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The workes of William Shakespeare, containing all his comedies, histories, and tragedies: truely set forth, according to their first originall ; a flickbook by Abram Games( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1975 Abram Games, one of Britain?s greatest graphic designers, was commissioned to make a fund-raising poster for the Royal Shakespeare Company. His brilliant solution was to become iconic: the face of Shakespeare built up from the titles of all the plays as they appear in the First Folio.0The poster has been seen all over the world; but Abram Games intended much more. After his death, his daughter Naomi discovered a mock-up he had made of a flickbook. As the reader flicked the pages, Games planned to make Shakespeare?s face gradually emerge.0Now at last Games? original project is coming to life. All 37 plays are included, in the order they are printed in the First Folio of 1623, ending with Pericles, Prince of Tyre, added to the collection in the Third Folio of 1664. At the end, the playwright makes a graceful exit, marked by the poems and the lost or doubtful plays. The book is completed with some favourite quotations, and the date of each work
Two heads in profile against a grey sea, representing hope and despair in cases of cancer. Colour lithograph after A. Games, 1947 by Abram Games( Visual )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The upper face is that of a sufferer, with lips rigid with pain, but looking upwards in hope. This figure is ghostly, perhaps someone in the future who can have hope, or someone who has already died but could have had hope, or did hope but in vain, and has already become part of the non-human cosmos. Below one sees a more substantial figure representing the reality of today (1947), in a position of black despair: she represents both today's sufferers and their bereaved relatives for whom the ghostly face above is only a memory. Around her is a grey sea representing the world of the late 1940s (or of any age)
The malaria mosquito forming the eye-sockets of a skull, representing death from malaria. Colour lithograph after A. Games, 1941 by Abram Games( Visual )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Flies infecting food. Colour lithograph after A. Games, 1941 by Abram Games( Visual )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Abram Games : his life and work
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Alternative Names
Abram Games

Abram Games britischer Plakatkünstler

Abram Games British graphic designer

Abram Games Brits grafisch ontwerper (1914-1996)

Abram Games designer graphique britannique

Games, A. 1914-1996

Games, A. (Abram), 1914-1996

Gamse, Abraham 1914-1996

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Languages
English (37)

French (4)

German (1)

Hebrew (1)