Pentagram Design Celebrates 40 Years


Pentagram has been at the very forefront of design for the last 40 years. They have had a huge influence on graphics, interiors and architecture, and have been the inspiration for many design students across the globe (including us at PJD).

Founded on June 12, 1972, in London by the designers Alan Fletcher, Colin Forbes, Theo Crosby, Kenneth Grange and Mervyn Kurlansky. The company was formed when Pentagram’s predecessor, Crosby Fletcher Forbes, added two new partners, Grange and Kurlansky, expanding the multi-disciplinary partnership to five.

For the anniversary the 19 current Pentagram partners, under the creative direction of Harry Pearce, have designed a series of posters for the 40 years since Pentagram’s birth. Each partner created posters for two or three different years, and the only parameters for the series were the use of black, white and red (Pentagram Warm Red, of course).

See the full story at Pentagram:  Forty Posters for Forty Years | New at Pentagram.