Monday, 13 June 2011

In the summer holidays...

Did you ever have to write an essay at school, entitled "What I did in my summer holidays?"

The Silver Studio mostly designed wallpapers and textiles, but the collection also contains a small number of designs for book covers, including this one for a story called "In the Summer Holidays".  The design features three sweet-looking schoolgirls with skipping ropes; we don't have the book itself so we've no way of knowing exactly what they got up to with them!

Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, SD1092

The author was Jennett Humphreys, and the book was published by Blackie and Son Ltd.  Blackie was a Glasgow firm, associated with the illustrator Talwin Morris and the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and the influence of both of these can be seen in this book cover design.

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