Item GSAA/EPH/10/124 - Poster for lectures by both Joe McGrath and Bob Godfrey

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GSAA/EPH/10/124

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Poster for lectures by both Joe McGrath and Bob Godfrey

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  • Late 20th century (Creation)

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This poster advertised two lectures focusing on films and film making which were given by both Joe McGrath and Bob Godfrey. The event was held in the Haldane building as part of The Glasgow School Of Art's annual Activities Week. Joe McGrath is known for his work as a director on films such as the 1967 version of Casino Royale, The Goon Show and Rising Damp. Bob Godfrey is an illustrator and animator, most famously known for his animation for children's television shows 'Roobarb' and 'Henry's Cat'. The poster is promoted on page 19 of The Glasgow School Of Art prospectus for 1972/73.

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This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

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(1924-1995)

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Robert Stewart was one of the foremost British designers of the second half of the twentieth century. His work revolutionized design in postwar Britain. Trained at the Glasgow School of Art in the 1940s. He took charge of the printed textiles department there in 1949. He was passionately interested in surface design and became one of the most significant influences in the field. He designed for Liberty, Donald Brothers, and the Edinburgh Tapestry Company in Great Britain and North America before forming his own company to produce printed ceramic kitchenware. During the 1970s and 1980s he designed and manufactured large-scale ceramic murals for public buildings. During his thirty-five years at the Glasgow School of Art, Stewart proved to be an inspiring and influential teacher. His legacy is to be found in his many successful former students now working in a variety of fields, including textiles and theatre design.

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Colour print on board.

Dimensions: 990 x 730 mm

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A duplicate of this poster can be found under the reference number GSAA/EPH/10/130.

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