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Unit Edition’s new monograph FHK Henrion: The Complete Designer seeks to elevate the identity of the often overlooked but prolific German designer who was contemporaries of Paul Rand, Saul Bass, and Otl Aicher. Relocating to Britain at the onset of World War II, Henrion was briefly detained by English forces as an ‘enemy alien’ before making a name for himself designing propaganda posters for the British and American forces. He went on to become “the founding father of modern corporate identity in Europe” producing celebrated identities for KLM Airlines and retailer C&A. A notable thinker and speaker, he taught design around the world. This new 500+ page publication will ensure that Henrion’s colorful and remarkably modern work will educate and enlighten a new era of design talent.