• Enric Huguet, Barcelona International Boat Show (publisher), 18 Salon Nautico Internacional Barcelona [18th International Boat Show Barcelona], 1979, colour offset on paper, 98.5 x 68 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of Gerard Herbst 1996.

    © Courtesy of the artist.

    Leonard Cusden, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (publisher), Loxley Bros. Ltd(printer), Scrap, c.1941, colour (split duct) offset lithograph on paper,  74 x 48 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of Gerard Herbst 1996.

    © Courtesy of RoSPA

  • The Gerard Herbst Poster Collection

    The Gerard Herbst Poster Collection contains over two thousand seven hundred posters, representing a selection of international design over five decades from the 1950s to the 1990s. It provides an overview of contemporary poster design practice in Europe, with a smaller amount of material from US, Asia, and Australia.

    The collection was formed by Gerard Herbst, a former lecturer and head of Industrial Design at RMIT. It was donated to the University of Maelbourne by Herbst in 1996. The intention of the gift was to provide young designers, scholars and the general public with the opportunity to learn from the example of excellence in design, and to encourage a continuation of the skills involved in artistic poster creation and visual communication through this particular medium.

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