This object is currently on display in room 302 as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer. See our image rights statement.

 

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1933

  • Work on this object began.

2020

2021

2022

  • You found it!

Brochure, B.B.C. Talks

This is a Brochure. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. It is dated 1933. Its medium is letterpress halftone. It is a part of the department.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (B.B.C.) invested in modern graphic and interior design in the late 1920s when corporations had still not widely adopted the style. Kauffer designed covers for B.B.C. yearbooks that featured a colorful zigzag radio wave to suggest the company’s power of communication and energetic spirit. Broadcasting House, London’s B.B.C. headquarters built in 1929, featured modern interior design, most of it proudly executed by British firms. Dorn’s rugs decorated the third-floor waiting room.

It is credited Exhibition purchase.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 21.6 × 14 × 0.3 cm (8 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 1/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

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