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The industrial age revolutionised graphic design. Hannah Booth looks at work from this dynamic era

In the early 20th century, advances in the machine age brought mass production and distribution, and new techniques fused typography, painting and photography for artistic, commercial or political ends. It was a time of, arguably, unsurpassed creativity. If London designers can get up to Glasgow, or wait until the show comes to London next March, they might be able to see where avant-garde design really started.

Avant-garde Graphics: 1918-34, a Hayward Gallery touring exhibition, runs from 1 October to 27 November at Glasgow’s Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QQ. The tour moves to Swansea and London until June 2005

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