Ian McLaren and Ken Briggs produced exceptional work for a range of clients in the arts and culture sector. Their client included CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament), The National Theatre and the Arts Council.
Their design work utilising clean sans serif type with a set grid and their use of photographs and symbolism make their work both accessible and engaging, whilst providing both unity and expression.
‘Whenever Briggs and McLaren use color they do so with great subtlety and elaborate symbolism. For the sake of the total impression every detail receives the same painstaking attention.’
J.J. de Lucio-Meyer – Designs by Ken Briggs & Ian McLaren, London
Ian McLaren studied at the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts from 1957 until 1960 and Ken studied in London, at the Central School of Arts & Crafts, on the Book Design and Production course. Both were masters of the field and were part of the influential 1960s design scene in Britain. Their attitudes and expertise are reflected, in both their output and clientele.
Here is a selection of their poster work produced in the 1960s featured in Gebrauchsgraphik, 10, 1966.