Exhibition

Heath Robinson in Advertising

16 Sep 2015 – 22 Oct 2015

Event times

10am - 5:30pm weekdays only
(Also Saturday 19th as part of Open House London)

Cost of entry

Free Entry

McCann London

London
Greater London, United Kingdom

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The first exhibition William Heath Robinson’s illustration work in advertising from the 1920s-30s. A wide ranging exploration, hosted in the Grade 2 Listed offices of the McCann London advertising agency.

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A wide ranging exploration of William Heath Robinson’s commercial commissions, hosted in the Grade 2 Listed offices of the McCann London advertising agency, one of the best examples of an Art Deco building in London.

William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) was one of the UK’s most popular artists of his era, his name becoming synonymous with the humorous, unlikely and ingenious contraptions that he drew.

Curated by Geoffrey Beare, a trustee at the forthcoming Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner (opening 2016), this exhibition brings together a selection of vintage publications showing works in print alongside original drawings poking fun at modernist design and architecture of the era.

McCann’s spectacular Grade 2 listed Art Deco headquarters in Russell Square is therefore the ideal exhibition space. Built in 1931, this was originally a Daimler car showroom, a marque for which Heath Robinson created a series of illustrations. These are included in this exhibition alongside work for brands including Shredded Wheat and Great Western Trains, both advertising clients of McCann London. 

 

 

Curators

Geoffrey Beare

Exhibiting artists

William Heath Robinson

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