Letter: Robin Fior's posters for CND

In his fine obituary for Robin Fior, Richard Hollis mentions Fior's association with, and work for, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the Committee of 100 at the end of the 1950s and into the early 60s. The posters and leaflets that Fior designed for these two organisations, at the very start of their campaigns, were brilliant and equal to any such graphic work anywhere.

He created the poster for the first CND demonstration, a mass lobby of parliament only three months after the campaign group's 1957 inauguration. Soon after, he designed a poster for the first Aldermaston-to-London Easter march. For both actions he used a dramatic, reverse print – white letters on a black background. (They were a pleasure to display and flypost.) As with the posters, his leaflets for these events were also fine examples of graphic design serving the message: immediate, visually striking, clear and uncluttered.

In the early 60s, he designed a series of posters for the C100, presenting their numerous actions of mass civil disobedience in the most direct and persuasive format. These posters still communicate their message with creative design and clarity. It would be a worthy tribute to Fior if an exhibition of his work were to be organised by one of the groups or organisations he worked with.

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