A nice example this morning of the Archive and the Art Collection complementing each other. Kate the Art Collections Co-ordinator asked me if there was anything in the Archive to explain a collection of posters by Paul Peter Piech. She thought that perhaps he had worked at Leicester Polytechnic in the 1970s.
I was able to find evidence that Piech worked in the School of Graphic Design from 1970 to 1974: he is listed in the prospectuses. An article preserved in the press cutting album refers to an exhibition of Piech’s work: the Stations of the Cross. The Leicester Mercury for 25 October 1982 notes: “Brevity and strong impact are key factors in Paul’s artistic approach. A commanding directness in his poster design communicates loud and clear in an essentially personal and contemporary idiom.”