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Frederic Henri Kay Henrion
FHK Henrion 1940s Where Coal Comes From original poster for the Ministry of Fuel

circa 1945

About the Item

To see our other original vintage public information posters, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this Seller" - or send us a message if you cannot find the poster you want. We have a whole series referring to environmental issues on the theme of "Waste not want not" and caring for the environment and recycling. FHK Henrion (1914 - 1990) Where Coal Comes From (circa 1945) Original vintage poster 51 x 76 cm Signed in plate. Issued by the Ministry of Fuel and Power; printed for HM Stationery Office by Field Sons & Co Ltd, Bradford. We have been unable to identify any other copy of this poster by this renowned designer in any public collection - it is possibly the only remaining copy. A Ministry of Fuel poster encouraging the public to use less fuel. FHK Henrion was a German graphic designer who moved to Paris after leaving school, studying with the poster designer Paul Colin and then moving to London in 1936. Interned in the Isle of Man during the Second World War, he went on to design posters for the Ministry of Information and the US Office of War Information. After the War he started his own design agency, pioneering the concept of corporate identity. Clients included KLM, Giro, The Post Office, Tate & Lyle. The Ministry of Power and Fuel existed from 1942 to 1957 to control the nation's use of the scarce resources during and after the Second World War.
  • Creator:
    Frederic Henri Kay Henrion (1914 - 1990, German, British)
  • Creation Year:
    circa 1945
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 20.08 in (51 cm)Width: 29.93 in (76 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Movement & Style:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Centre folds as issued with a little wear to the extremities of the folds; generally very good.
  • Gallery Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU795311801962
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