David King Poster Collection

David King (b. 1943, d. 2016) was a renowned British writer, designer, and historian who researched and assembled one of the largest collections of Soviet graphics and photographs over the course of his life. He also published a series of books on the history of the art and propaganda of the Russian Revolution — much of his collection is now housed at the Tate Modern Museum, London. The HMCT’s collection features over 100 samples of King’s own prolific graphic design work, mostly from the 1970s, when he was designing for many political groups. These include the Anti-Apartheid Movement, the National Union of Journalists, and the Anti-Nazi League for which he originated the League’s iconic arrow logo. His popular posters designed for “Rock Against Racism” concerts and marches are also represented.

 

David King Poster Collection