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Famous Designers and their Works
Jock Kinnear and Margaret Calvert designed the road signs we see all around us.

Famous Designers and their Works

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 in Art and Design for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with knowing about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understanding the historical and cultural development of their art forms. In particular it focusses on famous designers whose works are well known.

Studying art and design is partly about learning new techniques like shading or colour mixing, and partly about learning about the development of art over the centuries. One aspect of this is famous designers whose works have shaped the art world.

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1.
Harry Beck designed something very famous in 1933. What was it?
St. Paul's Cathedral
The Angel of the North
The map of the London Underground
Edinburgh Castle
The design was based on electrical wiring diagrams. Similar designs are now used for transport maps around the world
2.
Ole Kirk Christiansen designed which popular colourful plastic toy?
Duplo
K'Nex
Meccanno
Lego
He began calling his company “Lego” in 1934, based upon the Danish phrase leg godt, which means “play well”
3.
Jock Kinnear and Margaret Calvert designed something we all see every day. What were they?
Alarm clocks
Coffee cups
Shoes
Road signs
They used very simple pictures and type so as not to distract drivers
4.
Ruth Kedar designed a logo which often changes from day to day, for which famous company?
Nestle foods
Volswagen cars
BBC News
Google
Google was originally called BackRub!
5.
Designer Phillipe Starck takes everyday objects and does what to them?
Throws them away
Turns them into something new
Gives them away
Makes them attractive as well as practical
His designs have included a lemon juicer which looks like a space ship!
6.
John S. Pempberton designed one of the most famous logos in the world. Which product was it for?
Cadbury's chocolate
Ford Cars
Coca Cola
McDonalds
Pemberton's business partner suggested that the two letter 'c's would be a good idea
7.
Alec Issigonis designed one of the most famous and recognised cars. What was it?
The Smart Car
The Land Rover
The Rolls-Royce
The Mini
The Mini is one of the top five best-selling British cars
8.
Rob Janoff is a graphic artist noted particularly for designing the logo for which company?
Heinz
Cadbury's
Pepsi
Apple
The apple has a bite out of it so that it is not confused with other fruits
9.
Which Spanish artist and designer is noted for the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona?
Anthony Gouda
Antoni Gaudí
Andy Gout
Andrew Graham
The church is still incomplete but is a fantastical, colourful building
10.
Which fashion designer is credited with designing the 'little black dress'?
Paul Smith
Jean Paul Gaultier
Alexander McQueen
Coco Chanel
Coco designed simple, elegant clothes in black and neutral colours
Author:  Angela Smith

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