F.H.K. Henrion

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F.H.K. Henrion – Graphic Designer (April 18, 1914, Nuremberg – July 5, 1990, London)

Today, from NARAN-HO Design, specialist in web design in and from Marbella, we are going to talk about F.H.K Henrion, German graphic designer, known for his posters. However, he is mostly recognized as the founding father of modern European corporate identity.

Born Heinrich Fritz Kohn, he later changed it to Frederick Henri Kay Henrion, to later be known simply as F.H.K. Henrion.

When Henrion turned 21 he moved to Paris to study at the Ecole Paul Colin, specializing in poster design. A year later he moved to London, where he resided for the rest of his life.

At the outbreak of World War II, F.H.K. Henrion was arrested and transferred to the Isle of Man, being released after six months. Later, he worked for the US and British governments, designing propaganda posters, for campaigns such as Dig for Victory, Aid the Wounded, and Grow More Food. At the end of the war, F.H.K Henrion was hired as an art director at Contact Books.

In 1951 he opened his own design consultancy, called Henrion Design Associates. From here he began to become known for his designs in the creation of exhibitions, home products, furniture, wallpaper, interiors, packaging, books, magazines and jewelry. In the 1960s, the consultancy went further than anyone and began to develop a new concept for the time: corporate identity, turning F.H.K. Henrion in the father of this new area.

Henrion worked with several clients, included: British European Airlines, Coopers & Lybrand, Blue Circle Group, London Electrical Board, The Post Office, C&A, Tate & Lyle. However, he is known worldwide for his work with KLM.

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F.H.K. Henrion

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