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Naomi Games will give a Brown Bag Lunch presentation on Wednesday, January 30, at 12:15 pm. Her talk is entitled “‘Maximum Meaning, Minimum Means’: The Life and Work of Abram Games.”

Abram Games (1914–96) was one of the twentieth century’s most innovative and important graphic designers, producing some of Britain’s most enduring images, which are now a fascinating record of social history. His career spanned sixty years during which he produced 300 posters as well as stamps for Britain, Jersey, and Israel, and book jackets and emblems, including those for the Festival of Britain (1951) and BBC Television (1953). Other clients included British Airways, the Financial Times, Guinness, Shell, and Transport for London. During World War II he was uniquely appointed Official War Poster Designer. It was Games’s personal philosophy of “maximum meaning, minimum means” that gave his works their distinctive conceptual and visual quality.

Naomi Games is the daughter of Abram Games. She grew up watching her father work in his studio in their family home and studied design at the London College of Printing. Following her father’s death in 1996 she completed his last commission. She is the author of several books for children and also several on her father. She now runs Games’s considerable archive.

This talk will take place in the Seminar Room at 38 West 86th Street. Please RSVP to