Hans Unger exhibition by The Women’s Room

“…But if you are in Highgate, or you are a local, can we also recommend the smaller but still delightful exhibition of post war graphic and poster artist Hans Unger’s work on at the Highgate Gallery too? Hans Unger designed many beautiful mosaics and posters for the London Underground, of which my favourite is the Black Horse Road tube station (see below). All the images here are Unger’s work.”

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A message from Richard Thompson

I hope this exhibition of Hans Unger’s work will help to remind people of his extraordinary gifts, and restore his reputation to its rightful, elevated position.

I worked for Hans when I left school, and before I got into music full time – probably about 6 months starting Summer 1967. I worked mostly on the windows for St. Columba’s church in Chester, which was a very large project, and also on various advertising pieces which cropped up. Hans and Eberhard were both delightful to work for, and I learned so much about design, and indeed music – Radio 3 was our constant companion. With the passing of time it’s easier to see that Hans was one of the great post-war poster designers, and that he and Eberhard produced some staggeringly beautiful mosaics and stained glass. I’m very proud to have known him and been guided by him.




Hans Unger in Creative Review

In this month’s Creative Review, Naomi Games remembers Unger’s life and career.

“Few, if any poster designers have been awarded the Military Medal for ‘gallant and distinguished services in the field’ but gunner Hans Ernest Unger who served in the South African Forces received one from King George V1 in 1944, writes Naomi Games.

Hans Unger was a very close friend of our family. ‘Uncle’ Hans would cram all three Games children into his little red sports car and drive us to an adventure; what a treat this was, as our parents had no car…”

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Hans Unger at 100 in Creative Review


Place and Opening Times




Hans Unger Centenary Exhibition


The Highgate Society
10A South Grove
London N6 6BS

Opening Times

October 2015

Saturday 10th                         10 – 6 p.m.                                         

Sunday 11th                             3 – 6 p.m.                   (Private Viewing   6 – 8 p.m.)

Tuesday 13th                           3 – 6 p.m.

Thursday 15th                         4 – 8 p.m.                   (HS Social   6 – 8 p.m.)

Saturday 17th                          10 – 1 p.m.                  (Children’s Workshops   1 – 6 p.m.)

Sunday 18th                               3 – 6 p.m.

Tuesday 20th                             3 – 6 p.m.

Thursday 22nd                        4 – 8 p.m.                  

Saturday 24th                                  10 – 6 p.m

Sunday 25th                             3 – 6 p.m.

(For more information: 0208 348 4082)







Naomi Games remembers Hans Unger in Eye Magazine

“I do not know how Hans Unger became friends with my parents but he was always very much a part of our family. When he visited our house, (and he visited often) the three Games children were excited, writes Naomi Games.

‘Uncle’ Hans was exotic and we loved him. He arrived by bicycle with a huge smile, a good sense of humour and with a lighted cigarette always attached to his elegant hand. He had no children, so he borrowed us and took us on adventures in his sports car. My parents had no car, but they did have a large colourful Unger mosaic taking pride of place on the living room wall. We could never work out what the image was of, but we liked it and still cherish it.”

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