Robert Brownjohn's daughter creates online archive for the influential graphic designer

3 May 2016

Robert Brownjohn: Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones, 1969

The daughter of influential American graphic designer Robert Brownjohn has created an official archive website of his work. Featuring everything from his best-known projects, including album covers for The Rolling Stones and title sequences for Bond films Goldfinger and From Russia With Love, to campaigns with his agency Brownjohn, Chermayeff & Geismar (BCG), the site is the first official online catalogue dedicated to his design.

Robert Brownjohn studied at the Institute of Design Chicago, where he ended up working with founder László Moholy-Nagy. He became a professor at the Institute aged just 22, before moving to New York to become a graphic designer. There, his clients included Columbia Records and Pepsi Cola. He co-founded BCG in 1957, moved to London in 1960 to become creative director of J. Walter Thompson, then to McCann Erickson in 1962. He died in 1970. The output from his relatively short career is considered a hugely influential part of mid-century graphic design history.

The new website was announced by a new Twitter account, @robertbrownjohn, with the site design credited to Eliza Brownjohn, Robert’s daughter.


Robert Brownjohn: Goldfinger poster


Robert Brownjohn: Pepsi Cola World magazine, April 1958


Robert Brownjohn: The Tortoise and the Hare Pirelli Film, 1967


Robert Brownjohn: KitKat campaign, 1964

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