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20th century graphic design
E. McKnight Kauffer
<img width="640" height="848" src="" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset=" 1024w, 227w, 1160w, 1547w, 170w, 1934w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" data-attachment-id="40824" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="1934,2560" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Hugh Gilbert&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;Photograph, E. McKnight Kauffer, ca. 1920; Photograph by Maud B. Davis; Gelatin silver print; 20.3 \u00d7 15.2 cm (8 \u00d7 6 in.); Simon Rendall Collection; Photo: Hugh Gilbert&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;Photo: Hugh Gilbert&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Kauffer_Rendall" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" /><p>For nearly twenty years between the two world wars, E. McKnight Kauffer, an American, was the most celebrated graphic designer in England. He was best known for his eye-catching posters, but his book covers and illustrations, graphic identities, carpets, stage sets, costumes, and ephemera were also among the most arresting of his era. Kauffer believed fervently that modern art should move beyond the walls of museums and galleries to infiltrate all elements of daily life.</p><p>The post <a href="">A Commercial Artist with Ideals</a> first appeared on <a href="">Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum</a>.</p>
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