Max Hailstone: Book and Typographic Designer

14 July – 25 August 2014

A selection of typographic designs, including books, posters and ephemera, by renowned Christchurch graphic designer Max Hailstone (1942–1997).

Graphic designer Max Hailstone (1942–1997) influenced a generation of New Zealand typographic students as a lecturer at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts between 1973 and 1997. Having studied and lectured in graphic design in the United Kingdom, Hailstone was drawn to the qualities inherent in the, then contemporary, International Typographic Style – restrained, pared-back formalist design elements and extensive use of thick, bold rules, contemporary sans serif typefaces such as Helvetica and Univers and photographic imagery. Max Hailstone: Book and Typographic Designer includes a selection of typographic designs, including books, posters, prints and ephemera.

Max Hailstone: Book and Typographic Designer coincides with the (Graphic) Design School School project at the Physics Room, Tuam Street, 15 July – 23 August.