Monday, September 21, 2009

A.E. Halliwell, Design Educationist

This database is a digital record of the collection of A.E. Halliwell, a design educationist, who taught in higher education from the mid 1930s until the 1960s.The work here can be searched via the powerful interface of the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) website, with advanced search options and a saveable lightbox facility. The collection includes Halliwell's own work as a student at the Royal College of Art, his work as a professional graphic designer in Britain in the 1930s, and the work of students he taught at Camberwell School of Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. This includes original designs for publicity posters from around the 1920s to 1940s, material illustrating graphic and industrial design work by students, as well as paintings by Halliwell and his wife. The Halliwell Collection is part of the National Arts Education Archive (Trust), which is based at Bretton Hall, University of Leeds, and was established in 1985 to preserve documentary trace developments in art, craft and design education from the last century to the present.
Link: http://www.vads.ac.uk/collections/HC.html
Access: Free