Abram Games’ ingenious flickbook of Shakespeare’s complete works

Games’ daughter has made one of the late designer’s long lost inventions a reality, after discovering a dummy version of the book among his extensive archive of designs

Abram Games is one of Britain’s most treasured design figures of the 20th century. Born in 1914, he was best known for his work as the UK’s official war poster artist during the Second World War, as well as creating the emblem for the Festival of Britain in 1951. A lesser known fact about Games is that he became increasingly obsessed with inventions. Later in life, he designed products including a vacuum coffee maker for Cona and a copying machine small enough to fit in the palm of someone’s hand.

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