|David King: Designer, Activist, Visual Historian
|Yale University Press
|205 x 295 mm
The designer, collector and author David King was a unique figure with a body of work that spanned graphic design, journalism, photography and visual history. In this extensively illustrated monograph – the first detailed study of King – Rick Poynor explores King’s early achievements as a designer for The Sunday Times Magazine in the 1960s; his incisive activist graphics for the Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Anti-Nazi League; and his enormous and eclectic collection of materials from revolutionary Russia, which was acquired by Tate in 2016. With iconic images such as King’s photographs of Muhammad Ali, his layouts of Don McCullin’s war photography in The Sunday Times Magazine, and his paperback cover designs for Penguin, this book traces King’s evolution from engaged visual journalist to a new kind of graphic author able to create compelling, image-led narratives of history.