Minale Tattersfield’s work for the 1980’s Poster for the British Airports Design Exhibition, held at the Design Council, is now part of MoMA’s permanent design collection in New York.
It is also showcased in the MoMA Design Series, which features works from the Museum's extraordinary design collection, and offers in each volume, an overview of a single country’s industrial and graphic design achievements. The fourth edition, entitled British Design, explores the legacy of British design from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to the present day with a rich array of examples: Wedgwood pottery, the Arts and Crafts Movement, the Spitfire and Hurricane fighter planes of World War II, the Mini car and Dyson vacuum cleaner, the "Cool Britannia" cultural explosion in the late 1990s and British designers' take on the digital devices in the early twenty-first century.
An introduction by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, provides an overview of design culture in Britain; an essay and timeline by Hugh Aldersey-Williams, former design critic for The New Statesman and author of The Most Beautiful Molecule and New American, illuminate the masterpieces of modern British design superbly reproduced in the volume's plate section.
It’s great to think that we contributed, even if in a small way, to the legacy of British design. You can find out more about the exhibit that accompanied this book by visiting MoMA’s official website.