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91/2057 Archive, graphic, exhibition and industrial design, Max Forbes, London / Melbourne, 1948-1989. Click to enlarge.

Max Forbes design archive

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Archive, graphic, exhibition and industrial design, Max Forbes, London / Melbourne, 1948-1989

Max Forbes (1923-1990) was a Melbourne based graphic, industrial and exhibition designer. Born in 1923, he worked as a freelance designer in Melbourne from 1951, after working for Richard Haughton James and travelling overseas. The Archive contains examples of his work, which included exhibition design of the 1947 Red Cross Modern Homes Exhibition; design of the International Exhibition of …

Summary

Object No.

91/2057

Object Statement

Archive, graphic, exhibition and industrial design, Max Forbes, London / Melbourne, 1948-1989

Physical Description

Archive, graphic, exhibition and industrial design, Max Forbes, London / Melbourne, 1948-1989

Max Forbes (1923-1990) was a Melbourne based graphic, industrial and exhibition designer. Born in 1923, he worked as a freelance designer in Melbourne from 1951, after working for Richard Haughton James and travelling overseas. The Archive contains examples of his work, which included exhibition design of the 1947 Red Cross Modern Homes Exhibition; design of the International Exhibition of Advertising in 1953 and the Arts Festival of the Olympic Games Exhibition in 1956. There are also his design drawings for his street decorations for the Melbourne Olympic Games and the poster he designed for the city of Melbourne during the 1956 Olympic Games.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret Forbes under the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 1991

Acquisition Date

13 December 1991

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Max Forbes design archive 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 May 2022, <https://ma.as/114872>

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{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/114872 |title=Max Forbes design archive |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=25 May 2022 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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