Some of the most important work of Hans Schleger was created for London Transport. He relaunched London Transport bus stop signs and was responsible for a series of Blackout posters.
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Black, Jonathan. “For the People’s Good: Hans Schleger (1898–1976), Poster Design and British National Identity, 1935–60.” Transnationalism and Visual Culture in Britain: Émigrés and Migrants 1933 to 1956, special issue of Visual Culture in Britain, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 169–190. Taylor & Francis Online, doi: doi.org/10.1080/14714787.2012.678769. Accessed 9 March 2021.
Bownes, David, and Oliver Green, editors. London Transport Posters. A Century of Art and Design. Lund Humphries, 2008.
Hans Schleger – a life of design, exh. cat. Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2007.
Kunst im Exil in Großbritannien 1933–1945, exh. cat. Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin, 1986.
Schleger, Hans. “The Function and Limitation of the Trade Mark.” (1962) Pat Schleger. Zéró. Hans Schleger – A Life of Design. Princeton Architectural Press, 2001, p. 77.
Schleger, Pat. Zéró. Hans Schleger – A Life of Design. Princeton Architectural Press, 2001.
Ziegler, Philip. London at War 1939–1945. Knopf, 1995.
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London Transport Museum collection.
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Hans Schleger archive.
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My deepest thanks go to Helen Draper and Maria Schleger and also to Caterina Tiezzi (London Transport Museum) for their kind help and permission to reproduce the works of Hans Schleger.
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London, UK (1932–1976).
Clanricarde Gardens, Bayswater, London W2 (1933–?); Swan Court, Chelsea Manor Street, Chelsea, London SW3 (1930s); Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 (1939/40?); 14 Sydney Close, Kensington, London SW3 (studio, 1947–1976); 15 The Boltons, Kensington, London SW10 (residence, 1957?–1976).
The designer Margaret Leischner lived in England from 1938, worked for textile and furniture companies, taught at the Royal College of Art and was honoured as Royal Designer for Industry.
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