Max Forbes Design Archive
Archive, industrial and exhibition design, Max Forbes, London/Melbourne, 1948-1989
Max Forbes was a Melbourne based graphic, industrial and exhibition designer. Born in 1923, he worked as a freelance designer in Melbourne from 1951, after working for Richard Haughton James and travelling overseas. The Archive contains examples of his work, which included exhibition design of the 1947 Red Cross Modern Homes Exhibition; design of the International Exhibition of Advertising in 1953 and the Arts Festival of the Olympic Games Exhibition in 1956. There are also his design drawings for his street decorations for the Melbourne Olympic Games and the poster he designed for the Olympic Games.
A printed guide to the archive is available at the Museum
Commercial artworks; Design archives; Design drawings; Posters
Exhibition design; Industrial design
London, United Kingdom; Melbourne, Victoria