Ken Briggs Book Launch13 May 2009
Published by Occasional Papers
This publication accompanies the exhibition 'Designs for The National Theatre: Ken Briggs' on at the Pumphouse Gallery until 17 May 2009.
Working with the NT for a number of years from its opening in 1963 under its literary director Kenneth Tynan, Briggs challenged traditional typographic and layout design to striking effect for productions including Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Hobson's Choice.
The exhibition is a presentation of early graphic design work carried out by Ken Briggs for the National Theatre and includes a selection of material from the 60s and 70s includes original programmes, screenprints, leaflets and other related ephemera from Ken Brigg's time at the National Theatre.