One of world famous artist and graphic designer Robert Brownjohn’s last pieces of work, Peace? poster designed in 1970, shortly before his death August 1, 1970. Political war poster? aimed at the un-attainability of peace.
Born in New Jersey, Brownjohn moved to New York to pursue his graphic design career after attending the Institute of Art in Chicago. First a freelance graphic designer, he later became one of the original founders of Brownjohn, Chermayeff & Geismar in 1957. He left the company in 1959, making it quite simple to change the name to it’s current one, Chermayeff & Geismar by current graphic design icons Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar.
Brownjohn’s major success came in the sixties, in which he became popular for blending formal graphic design concepts with iconic pop culture. A blend of Swiss design and pop art in my opinion.
Born August 8, 1925, he died at age 44.