Ken Garland studied design at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London in the early 1950s, and for six years was art editor of Design magazine, the official mouthpiece of the Council of Industrial Design. In 1962, he set up his own company, Ken Garland & Associates, and the same year began a fruitful association (a "do-it-for-love consultancy", as he once put it) with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. He was a committed campaigner against the bomb, and his "Aldermaston to London Easter" poster, with its huge, marching CND symbol, is an important piece of protest graphics from the period. Always outspoken, in person and in print, he was an active member of the socialist Labour Party and in 1964 he penned the original "First Things First Manifesto".
Monday 7 April: evening social
at the Royal College of Physicians
We're delighted to have Ken Garland as our guest speaker for the evening social at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). Ken's talk is titled, 'the emperor justinian and graphic information design'. We can't wait.
If you haven't heard Ken talk before – or even if you have – come to this one!
We have a lovely room booked at the RCP, perfect for socialising. The RCP is a few minutes' walk from RIBA (across the park). We'll gather from 5.30 onwards for an entertaining evening of food and drink and conversations!
We'd like to acknowledge and thank the generous folk at Information Design Journal (IDJ) who are kindly sponsoring the evening welcome drink.
Book a ticket for IDC 2014, or join us as a guest for the evening social
Photos of Ken Garland © Jens TenhaeffCropped from original.
Text in bio from AIGA