Wit, ideas and ambiguity: the world of Alan Fletcher

A walk through Fifty Years of Graphic Work (and Play), on show at CUBE
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Martin Dunkerton, Alan Fletcher (reflections) (1992)

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Gallery view (January 2010) CUBE Manchester

2 / 24 Gallery view (January 2010) CUBE Manchester

Gallery view (January 2010) CUBE Manchester

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Gallery view (January 2010) CUBE Manchester

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Gallery view (January 2010) CUBE Manchester

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Gallery view (January 2010) CUBE Manchester

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Gallery view (January 2010) CUBE Manchester

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Writing is Drawing is Writing

8 / 24 Writing is Drawing is Writing

Gallery view (January 2010) CUBE Manchester

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Gallery view (January 2010) CUBE Manchester

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Alan Fletcher, Reuters Logo (1965)

11 / 24 Alan Fletcher, Reuters Logo (1965)

Gallery view (January 2010) CUBE Manchester

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Gallery view (January 2010) CUBE Manchester

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Gallery view (January 2010) CUBE Manchester

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Exhibition Opening (January 2010), CUBE, Manchester, UK

15 / 24 Exhibition Opening (January 2010), CUBE, Manchester, UK

Exhibition Opening (January 2010), CUBE, Manchester, UK

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Alan Fletcher, Animal from the Menagerie (2002)

17 / 24 Alan Fletcher, Animal from the Menagerie (2002)

Alan Fletcher, Charles Poster (1990's) for National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

18 / 24 Alan Fletcher, Charles Poster (1990's) for National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Alan Fletcher, Down with Dogma (1993)

19 / 24 Alan Fletcher, Down with Dogma (1993)

Alan Fletcher, Fortune Magazine Promotional Blotter (November 1958)

20 / 24 Alan Fletcher, Fortune Magazine Promotional Blotter (November 1958)

Alan Fletcher, G & B Arts Poster (1993) for the Design Museum, London, UK

21 / 24 Alan Fletcher, G & B Arts Poster (1993) for the Design Museum, London, UK

Alan Fletcher, John Cage (1993)

22 / 24 Alan Fletcher, John Cage (1993)

Fletcher/Forbes/Gill, Pirelli Slippers Advertisement (1962)

23 / 24 Fletcher/Forbes/Gill, Pirelli Slippers Advertisement (1962)

Gallery view (January 2010) CUBE Manchester

24 / 24 Gallery view (January 2010) CUBE Manchester


Describing himself as a ‘visual jackdaw’, Alan Fletcher distilled a brilliantly witty and inimitable exploration of such subjects as perception, colour, pattern, proportion, paradox, illusion, language, alphabets, words, letters, ideas, creativity, culture, style, aesthetics and value. 

From 1993 Fletcher worked as consultant Art Director to Phaidon Press. Books on his work include: The Art of Looking Sideways, Beware Wet Paint and Picturing and Poeting, a collection of creative material from his notebooks and travel diaries.

Highlights of an exhibition at the CUBE in Manchester celebrating Alan Fletcher: Fifty Years of Graphic Work (and Play) show his pioneering visual awareness and his outstanding legacy that continues to entertain and inspire.


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