Allan Fleming | Biography, Life, Work, Logos and Awards
Allan Fleming (1929 – 1977)
Allan Robb Fleming was one of the most influential Canadian logo designers in history. He designed the iconic Canadian National Railway logo in 1959, the game-changing Ontario Hydro logo in 1962, and the best-selling 1967 Centennial book Canada, a year of the land.
Fleming worked as the Vice President and Director of Creative Services at Cooper and Beatty Ltd. in his early years. He joined Maclean’s magazine as art director in 1962. He also rendered his services for MacLaren Advertising and the University of Toronto Press.
Fleming has numerous awards and accolades, both national and international, to his credit and his work has been exhibited widely in various art galleries and museums throughout the world. He died of a cardiopulmonary collapse on 31 December, 1977.
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