Robert L. Peters, President of the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda) and Sir David Watson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brighton, today signed a formal agreement regarding the location, classification, cataloguing, maintenance and further development of the Icograda Archive in conjunction with the Design History Research Centre Archives at the University of Brighton. The Icograda Archive adds to the University of Brighton’s development of a major bank of twentieth century design archives. In past months, Icograda has been compiling its various collections of records, documents, samples and publications gathered since Icograda’s inception in 1963. The holdings already in Brighton include Icograda’s historically and aesthetically significant poster archive.
Comprising more than 1,070 posters from 33 countries dating from the early 1960s through to the late 1980s, the poster collection affords the opportunity to study aspects of the visual history of countries whose output has been largely overlooked in mainstream histories of design. The Icograda Archive joins the FHK Henrion Archive (FHK Henrion was Icograda’s third president), the James Gardner Archive and the extensive Design Council Archive and Photographic Library, thereby contributing to a major bank of twentieth century design archives, both physical and virtual, already housed and managed by the University of Brighton.
(From an Icograda feature story).