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Father of Hong Kong graphic design at ATypI

Henry Steiner, best known for his corporate identity and branding work, is a keynote speaker at ATypI's ʻbetween black and whiteʼ conference in taking place Hong Kong from 10 to 14 October.

An Austrian from New York, graphic designer Henry Steiner came to Hong Kong in 1951 has been living here ever since. He is dubbed ʻthe father of Hong Kong graphic designʼ.

Steiner is best known for his corporate identity designs, and has created identities for some of the most recognizable brands, such as IBM, Hyatt Regency, Hilton Hotels, Dow Jones, HSBC, Standard Chartered and Unilever.

Since 1975 Steiner has designed five sets of Hong Kong banknotes for the Standard Chartered Bank.

Steiner was educated at La Sorbonne in Paris and at Yale University in the US. In 1964, he founded Steiner & Co in Hong Kong. Henry Steiner pioneered the expression of identity through branding, particularly in Asia where his skill for incorporating Eastern cultural symbols into Western design has garnered international acclaim.

Steiner was included in Icograda’s list of the Masters of the 20th Century in 2002, and was named a World Master by Idea magazine. Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) member since 1980.

Further keynote speakers will be announced in the next few days. Conference details are here.