Do you remember Robert Brownjohn? Born in 1925, Brownjohn was educated at the Chicago Institute of Design and worked in New York, becoming a partner in the pioneering design group Brownjohn, Chermayeff and Geismar.
In 1960 he moved to London, where he spent a decade making some of the era’s most memorable filmic moments, including the title sequences for the Bond films From Russia with Love and Goldfinger. His death in 1970 cut short what promised to be one of graphic design’s most distinguished careers.
We’re currently putting together a book and an exhibition about Brownjohn’s work. While we have a fairly comprehensive archive, energetically amassed by his daughter Eliza, certain items are missing and we suspect other pieces are yet to come to light.
If any members have additions to the archive, or know of their whereabouts, we would be delighted if they would get in touch. Also, an important part of our research involves collecting memories and anecdotes about the designer.
We are particularly keen to find out more about Brownjohn’s years as a student and teacher in Chicago. Anyone with a tale to tell, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.