HALL, Tony (1936-2008)

Scope and Content

Papers, photographs and artwork of Tony Hall (1936-2008), graphic designer, political cartoonist, photographer and illustrator, [c1980-2000]. Includes photographs and scrapbooks, as well as a large number of digital images. Digital images, and non-digital material, can be consulted in the Archives searchroom.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tony studied painting at the Royal College of Art. After getting his degree he earned his living as a portrait painter, but soon decided he didn’t want to continue doing one-off original paintings that only the affluent could afford. Instead he worked as a graphic designer, illustrator and political cartoonist. In the early 1960s he moved from Ealing, where he had been brought up, to Hackney, where he spent the rest of his life. He loved the East End, and for a time during the 1960s used to spend his days-off from Fleet Street roaming around taking photographs (often making his way from pub to pub).


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Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposited with Bishopsgate Institute by Libby Hall, October 2012.

Other Finding Aids

Adlib catalogue

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Grace Biggins

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying and digital photography (without flash) is permitted for research purposes on completion of the Library's Copyright Declaration form and with respect to current UK copyright law.