Ken Garland Photograph: Unit Editions
Ken Garland
Photograph: Unit Editions

Ken was born in 1929, in Southampton and grew up in a small market town in North Devon. He was a principled man, with strong values and views against the hyper-consumerism we live with today. Ken studied at the London Central School of Arts and Crafts in the 1950s and was taught by Herbert Spencer, Anthony Froshaug and Jesse Collins. Whilst at the School he studied alongside designers Ken Briggs, Alan Fletcher and Colin Forbes.

He launched his design agency Ken Garland Associates in the early 60s in Camden and worked and lived there for over half a century. Their longest client retainer lasted 20 years, this was for James Galt and Company. He produced a range of design from magazine covers for Design, published by the Council of Industrial Design, posters for CND to packaging design for Galt Toys.

Selected Works by Ken Garland from the archive

Design, Council of Industrial Design, 108, December 1957. Cover design by Ken Garland
Design, Council of Industrial Design, 108, December 1957. Cover design by Ken Garland

 

Design, Council of Industrial Design, 171, March 1963. Cover design by Ken Garland
Design, Council of Industrial Design, 171, March 1963. Cover design by Ken Garland

 

Octons, Galt Toys, Packaging Designed by Ken Garland & Associates
Octons, Galt Toys, Packaging Designed by Ken Garland & Associates

 

Design, Council of Industrial Design, 133, January 1960. Cover design by Ken Garland
Design, Council of Industrial Design, 133, January 1960. Cover design by Ken Garland

 

Design, Council of Industrial Design, 116, August 1958. Cover design by Ken Garland
Design, Council of Industrial Design, 116, August 1958. Cover design by Ken Garland

 

Design, Council of Industrial Design, 222, June 1967. Cover design by Ken Garland
Design, Council of Industrial Design, 222, June 1967. Cover design by Ken Garland

 

Fizzog Game designed by Ken Garland
Fizzog Game designed by Ken Garland
Montage, Galt Toys, Packaging Design design by Ken Garland and Associates
Montage, Galt Toys, Packaging Design design by Ken Garland and Associates

Articles on the web

AGI: http://2017.agi-congress.com/speakers/ken-garland

From CND to Hollywood: the ruthlessly brilliant designs of Ken Garland: https://www.theguardian.com/
artanddesign/2020/sep/07/ken-garland-graphic-designer-cnd-manifesto-hollywood

Unit Editions: Ken Garland book — free to download as a PDF

Eye Magazine: Articles about Ken Garland

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