May 13 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2568 -

Sale 2568 - Lot 324

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

LEWITT-HIM (JAN LEWITT, 1907-1991 & JERZY HIM, 1900-1981)

AOA TO USA / AMERICAN OVERSEAS AIRLINES. 1948.


38x24 inches, 96 1/2x63 1/2 cm. W.R. Royle & Son, Ltd., London.
Condition A-: expert unobtrusive overpainting in top margin.
Lewitt and Him were both born in Poland and met as young graphic designers. In 1933, they founded the Lewitt-Him studio and later immigrated to England in 1937. Deeply inspired by Surrealist painting, their work often played with words and images. They had an active and successful partnership designing propaganda posters during the war, and in the post-war years working on large campaigns for American Overseas Airways, the General Post Office, the London Underground and others. The two designers parted ways in 1954.