The exhibition focuses on the influence of Jewish designers who migrated from other parts of Europe during the twentieth century.
The University of Brighton Design Archives holds the work of six such designers and four of them feature in the show – graphic and information designers FHK Henrion, Willy de Majo, H A Rothholz and Dorrit Dekk.
Henrion is best known for his wartime propaganda work for the British Ministry of Information, including posters and exhibitions. His later work included pioneering corporate identity designs for Tate & Lyle, the National Theatre and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, all of which are still in use today.
Both Henrion and De Majo were closely involved with the international design organisation Icograda, whose archive is also at Brighton.
Dr Lesley Whitworth, Deputy Curator in the University of Brighton Design Archives, and Sue Breakell, Archivist, have contributed a chapter for the exhibition catalogue.
They will speak at an associated conference examining the impact and legacy on British design of Jewish émigré designers who fled Nazism in the 1930’s and 40’s, at the Victoria & Albert Museum on 30 November.