Ivan Chermayeff

1st August 2014 by in Journal
Ivan Chermayeff

Cut and Paste at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill


A day out to Bexhill to see one of the most influential graphic designers using collage cut and paste.

“Born in London in 1932 and son of the one of De La Warr Pavilion’s architects Serge Chermayeff, Ivan emigrated during the war with his family.  This exhibition will be the first display of his work in Britain. Working initially with Robert Brownjohn, the famous and feted creator of the film titles for From Russia with Love, Chermayeff then formed a partnership with Tom Geismar, working on a wide range of projects, including book jackets, signage, museums and exhibitions.”

Ivan Chermayeff is much copied, you can see his influence everywhere with bold colours and child like playfulness, he reminds me of Herv’e Morvan the style combines type, hand made cut outs and found objects.



The best bit, was an area in the exhibition set aside for making your own collage.

He he is in interview with designboom.com/design/ivan-chermayeff-designboom-interview

See his logo design here www.designishistory.com/1960/chermayeff–geismar