Reginald Mount and Eileen Evans, graphic designers: papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Posters (ca.1953 - 1976); job cards for the Department of Employment and Productivity (1960s); recruitment brochures for the Armed Forces (1965 - 1970); programmes and invitation cards for the Associated Fashion Designers of London (1966 - 1967); brochures for the British Overseas Trade Board (1970s); reports for the Exports Credits Guarantee Department (1973 - 1975); booklets containing careers and occupational information (1978 - 1981); cover designs by Reginald Mount for the British Embassy in Paris (undated); leaflets for Coldingly Prison Industries (undated); photographs of symbols for the Ordnance Survey (undated); promotional material for the Cement and Concrete Association (undated); promotional material for the Ministry of Health (undated).

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Reginald Mount (1906 -) worked for the advertising agencies Greenly's and Lintas until the outbreak of the Second World War when he joined the Ministry of Information (which became the Central Office of Information in 1945). He headed one of the design teams, with particular responsibility for poster design, reporting to Edwin Embleton . After the War he combined freelance design work with part-time work at the Central Office of Information, often undertaking commissions with Eileen Evans . He also became a consultant designer for the Central Office of Information's Art Services Section.

Eileen Evans studied commercial art at the Reimann School , London , from 1937  to 1939  . In 1939 she joined the Ministry of Information , becoming a member of Reginald Mount's design team. They continued to work together after the War, both part-time at the Central Office of Information and freelance, and were known as Mount/Evans , though they also undertook individual commissions. Mount was responsible for the art and design of commissions whilst Evans concentrated on the typography, layout and maps. Their antismoking and road safety poster campaigns both won awards.

Conditions Governing Access

This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only. Full details of access arrangements may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.

Access to some of the material may be restricted. These are noted in the catalogue where relevant.

Acquisition Information

Given by Eileen Evans, 1995

Conditions Governing Use

Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.