Project Description

Contact and Information

Romek Marber (1925-2020) was one of the most influential figures in late twentieth century British graphic design and graphic design education, and this website is designed to reflect, share and promote the breadth of his contribution. Romek himself was involved in the idea of this website, it was a project which he wanted to see fulfilled and was instrumental in initiating.

The website has been curated by Orna Former-Dawson, Romek’s long-term partner, a celebrated graphic designer in her own right. Orna Frommer-Dawson wishes to thank all the contributors who generously wrote text for the site to provide context, historical accuracy and warm memories: my particular thanks go to Bruce Brown for his long friendship and support, appreciative thanks also go to: Phil Baines, Anne Boddington, Libertad Cabielles, Kaavous Clayton, Cathy Courtney, Patrick Cramsie, Len Deighton, Jonathan Ford, Wayne Ford, Naomi Games, David Gentleman, Peter Green, the late Steve Hare, Richard Hollis, David Jury, John Vernon Lord, James Mackay, Christopher Marsden, A. D. Miller, Chris Mohr, V. Hugh Perry, David Pocknell, Rick Poynor, Tomasz Strug, Tom Wilson, and Sandra Witte. I also wish to thank photographer Marc French for his wonderful black and white portrait of Romek, and Geoff Windram, my partner in John and Orna Designs, for his ongoing support.

We have made every effort to ensure the website is accurate and we want it to be as good as it possibly can be to reflect Romek Marber’s creative legacy. If you spot an error or missed credit (or anything you think could add to or improve this website), please let us know and we will consider any updates or corrections.

The Estate of Romek Marber is administered by his family. Following Romek’s wishes, this website is maintained by Orna Frommer-Dawson. It was also his wish to provide continued access to his inspirational autobiography, No Return, his personal experience of the Holocaust – which he survived against all the odds. Now out of print, he wanted it to remain accessible to the wider public. Publisher, designer and friend, Richard Hollis, has kindly agreed to allow the book in its entirety – including his original design which was much admired by Romek – to be available here. Romek felt that this project was his most important achievement.

Design by John and Orna Designs, London
John and Orna Designs is an established graphic design studio in north London with an international reputation for producing unique, high quality design and typography for complex websites, books, visual identity and exhibitions for over forty years. Our approach is to challenge and innovate, using the latest technologies to produce highly creative solutions that are distinctive and individually tailored, fresh and never formulaic. Irrespective of the size of project, for studio enquiries to see how we can help call us on 07956 052 017.

Copyright and terms of use
All Romek Marber designs © The Estate of Romek Marber 2021. All rights reserved.  The contents of this website cannot be used without prior written consent. Website design © John and Orna Designs London. Texts © their respective authors. Whilst every effort has been made to credit any copyright holders, contact us to amend any oversights. Any images not the copyright of The Estate are used under the terms of ‘fair use’ for the purpose of criticism and review and only include specific references or illustrations of Romek Marber or of his work.