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Talk, Fri 7 Jun 2019


The National Archives


Ruskin Avenue,
Richmond, Surrey,


Abram Games was one of the 20th century’s most important graphic designers. His career spanned 60 years and during the Second World War, he was appointed ‘official war poster artist’.

Games’ war posters and Festival of Britain designs - many of which are held in our collection – will be discussed and displayed in this talk by his daughter Naomi Games, as well as his personal philosophy, ‘maximum meaning, minimum means’,that gave his works their unique aesthetic.

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 7 Jun 2019 14:00 to 15:00


£5.60 - £7



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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
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