Peter Saville to open Alan Fletcher retrospective at Cube

Peter Saville will open a retrospective Alan Fletcher exhibition at Manchester gallery Cube in January.

The show will celebrate 50 years of work by the graphic designer, who died in 2006.

Fletcher, who co-founded Fletcher Forbes Gill and Pentagram, is noted for creating identities for Reuters, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Pirelli.

Ria Horthorne, touring exhibitions co-ordinator at London’s Design Museum, says, ‘[The show is] very comprehensive and contains everything from his earliest work when he was a student at the Royal College of Art, personal things like Christmas cards, Pentagram work and later stuff done on his own.’

The museum says that Fletcher’s ‘influence on design has been without parallel’, and adds, ‘His clear thinking and visual brilliance have ensured that his work survived many a shift in graphic fashion.’

Alan Fletcher: 50 years of Work (and Play) opens at Cube on 21 January.

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