Image acknowledgements

Thanks to the following organisations for permission to use images on this website:


Collection of Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III, Denver

John Lewis Partnership

Mitchell Beazley

Royal Air Force Museum Hendon


V&A Museum

Whitworth Art Gallery

All other images are from Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation archives.

Images may not be reproduced without prior written permission.

Text copyright

© Lesley Jackson and Paula Day 2014

Festival of Britain signage, Milner Gray, Robin Day, Sylvia Read, Kenneth Lamble and John Messenger, 1951

Robin was part of a team of designers who developed the signage for the Festival, along with Milner Gray and Sylvia Reid. This sculptural signpost bears his hallmark, providing a practical and elegant solution to the need for stable free-standing directional signs.

Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation/photo: Alfred Cracknell