Richard Hollis -Designs for the Whitechapel
Richard Hollis was the graphic designer for London's Whitechapel Art Gallery in the years 1969-73 and 1978-85. In this second period, under the directorship of Nicholas Serota, the gallery came to the forefront of the London art scene, with pioneering exhibitions of work by Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Joseph Cornell, Philip Guston, Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti, among others. This book matches the spirit of the work it describes: active, passionate, aesthetically refined, and committed to getting things right. As in Hollis's work, 'design' here is a verb as much as a noun.