Curator’s Perspective

The Les Mason: Solo exhibition is the first major retrospective of Les Mason, the father of Australian graphic design. Listen in as exhibition curator Ewan McEoin explores the works, practice and impact Les Mason on graphic design.

Art Talk previously on at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia in Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 10 February 2016 to Wednesday 10 February 2016

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Published by anonymous on Tuesday 02 February 2016.
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Known for his maverick approach to design, Mason revolutionised the advertising industry in the 1960s by establishing graphic design as a profession in its own right. He incorporated photography, typography and modern influences such as Dada, Op art and Surrealism into his designs and was fascinated by the psychology of design and consumer decision making.

Ewan McEoin, The Hugh Williamson Senior Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture