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Asymmetric Snowflake

  • Object:

    Greetings card

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)
    Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    2007 (made)
    2007 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paterson, Toby (artist)
    Luder, Owen CBE (architect)
    Locus+ (issued)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithography on card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Ritblat

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 221

This card was issued in 2007 by visual arts commissioning agency Locus+ and sent to Sir John and Lady Ritblat who subsequently donated it to the Museum. It reproduces a piece commissioned by Locus+, a Toby Paterson photocollage using images of the The Trinity Centre Multi-Storey Car Park in Gateshead by Owen Luder CBE, built in 1969 and scheduled to be demolished in 2008. The card is an example of the use of the seasonal greeting by an arts body to raise its profile and promote its activities.

Physical description

White card folded to (approximate) square (along left hand edge). Front: printed reproduction of a Toby Paterson collage of black & white photographic images of details from an Owen Luder (CBE) building against an orange background. Inside: image caption, greeting, logo and information printed in grey and black. Back: information printed in black.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)
Britain (issued)


2007 (made)
2007 (issued)


Paterson, Toby (artist)
Luder, Owen CBE (architect)
Locus+ (issued)

Materials and Techniques

Lithography on card

Marks and inscriptions

'Image: Asymmetric Snowflake 2007 by Toby Paterson / A Locus+ commission'
Printed in black inside bottom front

'ALL AT LOCUS+ / WISH YOU A VERY / MERRY CHRISTMAS / AND A / PEACEFUL NEW YEAR // Staff: / Jon Bewley, Jonty Tarbuck, Enid Rogers, Hannah Kirkham, Matt Hearn // Trustees: / Kay Pallister, John Adams, Alan Haydon, Barbara Hunt McLanahan, John Kippin, Jamie Warde-Aldam // Locus+ / Wards Buildings, 31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW / t: 0191 233 1450 f: 0191 233 1451 e: locusplus@newart.demon.co.uk / www.locusplus.org.uk // Locus+ is supported by Arts Council England'
Printed in grey and black, inside back

Logo printed in grey, inside back

The Trinity Centre Multi-Storey Car Park in Gateshead by Owen Luder CBE, a British Architect who designed a / number of notable and sometimes controversial buildings in the UK throughout the 1960s and 1970s, / opened in 1969. Demolition of the building is scheduled to be complete by Spring 2008.
Printed in black on the back


Height: 20 cm, Width: 21 cm folded, Width: 42 cm open

Descriptive line

Greetings card, 'Asymmetric Snowflake' by Toby Paterson, issued as a Christmas card by Locus+, Britain, 2007.





Subjects depicted

Architecture; Photocollages


Architecture; Collages; Christmas; Greeting cards


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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