Colin Ames FORBES

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1928-03-06
Education Central Sch of Art and Crafts London (BA)
Books & Publications Graphic Design: Visual Comparisons (jtly, 1963), A Sign Systems Manual (jtly, 1970), New Alphabets A-Z (jtly, 1973), Living by Design (jtly, 1978), Pentagram: The Compendium (jtly, 1993)
Recreations horseback riding
Clubs N/A
Style Colin Forbes
Career graphic design asst Herbert Spencer Studio London 1952-53, freelance graphic designer/lectr Central Sch London 1953-57, art dir Stuart Advertising London 1957-58, head Graphic Design Dept Central Sch 1958-60, freelance graphic designer 1960-62; ptnr: Fletcher Forbes Gill 1962-65, Crosby Fletcher Forbes 1965-72, Pentagram Design Ltd 1972-78, Pentragram Design Inc NY 1978-93; consulting ptnr Pentagram Design AG 1993-; chm Stanford Design Forum Stanford Calif 1988, sr critic (graphic design) Yale Sch of Art New Haven Connecticut 1989; memb: American Inst of Graphic Arts (pres 1983-84), Alliance Graphique Internationale (pres 1976-79); hon memb American Center for Design 1993; RDI 1974; Major Design Projects British Petroleum corp identity 1968-71, Lucas Industries corp identity 1972-79, Kodak International forms 1974, Drexel Burnham Lambert corp pubns 1979-89, ITM logo 1981, American Standard corp identity 1982, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center identity 1982, Nissan Motor Co logo 1982, Met Transit Authy subway station design 1982-85, Hilton International Hotels literature 1982-86, IBM corp pubns 1985 and 1990-91, `Toray' identity 1986, Neiman Marcus identity study 1987-88, Hallmark Cards design consultancy 1989-90, Kubota Corporation identity 1989, Airco Gases retail design consultancy 1989-90, Hotel Hankyu International identity 1990; Awards Silver Award 4th Biennale Int Art Book Prize 1975, Pres's Award D&AD 1977, AIGA Medal American Inst of Graphic Arts 1992
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Debrett's notebooks

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