E.McKnight Kauffer

(1890-1954)

SECTION A

BBC Year Book Covers

Container Corporation, Kauffer's contribution to the celebrated campaign initiated by Walter Paepke where aspects of company production were visualised by the world's greatest imagemakers, Leger, Cassandre, Stuart Davis, Rivera, Herbert Bayer etc. this exmple JUNE 1941 28 x 35cms.

Cover to a pamphlet produced by the Union of Democratic Control , Victoria St., London Sept.1933, and measuring 14 x 21 cms - Kauffer has found the word RIOT in the word Patriotism.

SECTION B

Dustjacket to Gilbert Cannan, Seven Plays , Martin Secker London 1923, and an early design much influenced by Kauffer's flirtation with Vorticism. The clumsy lettering shows how much he had to learn to achieve integration of letter and image in his designs.


Brochure celebrating The Film Society founded 1925, of which Kauffer was a founder member. He was also on the Council along with Iris Barry, Frank Dobson the sculptor, John Grierson the film-maker, and Ivor Montagu. The brochure measures 10 x 23 cms. It lists films to be seen in each season.

Dustjacket (13 x 19 cms) for L.H.Myers, Strange Glory , Puttnam, London 1936. A novel about a woman and two men "who work out their destiny in the moss-hung forest of Louisiana".


Jacket for Eleanor Elder's Travelling Players, The Story of the Arts League of Service , Muller London 1939;14 x 20 cms; EMK produced paintings and designs for ALS theatrical productions. The ALS was a most energetic and innovatory travelling theatrical company.


Illustration by EMK for the flyleaf of The Arts League of Service annual report for 1928 (8 x 16 cms)


The front of the dust jacket for H.G.Wells, Things to Come ,a film story based on his original story, 14 x 20 cms; and the reverse of the jacket, published by Cresset Press, London 1935.

Paperback cover Glorious Devon c1935.

SECTION C

 

A poster for the Westminster Press, dated 1922,and reproduced in Erdmand and Braun, Decorative Writing and Arrangement of Lettering, Pitman, London (undated c1923 ) ; and a fine example of Kauffer's abstract style incorporating a firm's logo, with jagged shapes that still recall the influence on him of Wyndham Lewis and Vorticism.

 

Three pieces of design work shown in the Studio June 15th 1919.

 

SECTION D

The World in 2030 AD written by the Earl of Birkenhead with an illustration to each chapter by E.McKnight Kauffer, Hodder & Stoughton, London 1930.

POSTERS

FOUR POSTERS

NEW YORK SUBWAY POSTER 1948

poster for SHELL/BP EXHIBITION OF ADVERTISING 1939

EXPLORERS PREFER SHELL

CALLING YOU- Air Raid Precautions

LONDON TRANSPORT, The Tower of London

ILLUSTRATIONS

ILLUSTRATIONS TO DON QUIXOTE, NONESUCH, 1930 (2 VOLUMES)

ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE WORLD IN 2030 AD

ILLUSTRATION TO ELSIE AND THE CHILD (SINGLE)

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN

sets

ENGLISH POTTERY, CATALOGUE COVER 1935

CONTINUAL DEW jacket 1937 15 x 21 cms

BBC YEARBOOKS(comparative section)

book jacket, Makers of Modern Strategy, 1943

book jacket,The Open Conspirary, 1928

THE NEW INTERIOR DECORATION 1929

BROCHURE FOR HEAL'S 1926