Alan Fletcher: Fifty years of graphic work (and play)
22 January 2010 - 3 April 2010

Described as ‘Britain’s best ever graphic designer’ by the Observer and ‘one of the giants of 20th Century design’ by the Guardian, CUBE Gallery is delighted to announce that a major retrospective of Britain’s most celebrated graphic designer is to be showcased in Manchester.
Alan Fletcher: Fifty years of graphic work (and play) was opened on Thursday 21 January by Peter Saville, who worked with Fletcher at the legendary design practice, Pentagram.
Alan was ever-aware that what touched him had the potential to touch others. His open-minded panoramic view of the world always allowed him to see when something was good, regardless of its provenance Peter Saville, Creative Director, Manchester.
Alan Fletcher was the most prolific graphic designer of the 20th Century and his legacy continues to influence global trends in graphic design. This will be the first time that Manchester and beyond will see such a vast and important retrospective archive celebrating fifty years of the designer’s work (and play).
This comprehensive exhibition includes original sketches, posters, objects and archive footage spanning Fletcher’s work from his student days at the RCA to the playful and more personal work he created after leaving Pentagram in 1992.
CUBE would like to take this opportunity to thank both the Design Museum and Raffaella Fletcher for their hard work and collaboration in bringing this exhibition to CUBE.


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