Discovering FHK Henrion

Discovering FHK Henrion

10/10/2016

 

As part of our research into the history of UAL London College of Communication we have stumbled upon the inspiring figure of FHK Henrion - a.k.a. the Godfather of Corporate Identity - a name he earned for his groundbreaking work in the 1950s for KLM and other large corporates.

Yet this impressive moniker is not even the most impressive thing about him. German born Henrion fled 1930s Germany as a teenager - first to Paris then to London only to be confined in an internment camp as an 'alien' on the Isle of Wight at the outbreak of the Second World War.

That is until he somehow managed to demonstrate his design and communications skills at which point he was immediately given a job by the Ministry of Information to create posters that became crucial to the war effort such as Dig for Victory, Aid the Wounded and Off the Ration.

 

By: Emma

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