LEWITT-HIM

Jan LE WITT 1907 - 1991,

George HIM 1900 - 1981

 

 

The Lewitt-Him design partnership was formed in Warsaw in 1933. Jan LeWitt (1907-1991) and George Him (1900-1981) were both graphic designers and poster artists.

The first work that brought the team success was the 1934 graphic presentation of three poems by Julian Tuwim: "Locomotives", "Rzepka" and "Bird radio”

This book was reprinted several times and also appeared in translation to French and English.

Lewitt and Him were invited to London in 1937, where Lund Humphries arranged a photo exhibition dedicated to their work.

Encouraged by the success of the exhibition, the artists decided to stay in the UK.

During World War 2, Lewitt and Him created many posters and other publications supporting the British war effort. They also collaborated with the Polish government in exile.

In 1942, Lewitt Him produced the design for the classic, Little Red Engine.

Letwitt Him's design work combined visual precision with surrealistic eccentricity.

The partnership was dissolved in 1955.


for more information on George Him please see www.georgehim.co.uk

 

Rennies Seaside Modern have a collection of scarce original posters by Lewitt-Him available for sale.

scarce original 1941 posters
£850 each

scarce original 1944 posters
£850 each

 

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