Friday, January 02, 2015

Mystery Patterned Paper

This piece of paper was used to create a makeshift dust jacket for a book, I guess sometime in the 1940s or 50s and it didn't separate from the book until 2014 so it did a pretty good job. But it's a bit of a mystery. It has the look of something designed by Enid Marx, but I'm pretty sure it's not. Obviously, it was originally a retailer's paper bag, and presumably they were called "Smiths". It's tempting to think of W. H. Smith but I'm sure it's not theirs as they have had quite consistent design elements in their logos for decades and nothing like this. So, a bit of a mystery. As ever, if anyone passing this way wants to have a guess or has solid intelligence then please do use either the comments below or the email contact link to let me know what you think.


Jim said...

eArnie Painter said...

So much wow

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