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1960s to 1970s (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Founded by Barbara Hulanicki in the early 1960s, Biba was for a time the most fashionable clothing label in London. The Biba logo was designed by John McConnell, who worked in the London-based design practice Pentagram. The logo encapsulates the Biba aesthetic, which drew inspiration from such sources as Art Nouveau and Art Deco-era Hollywood.


Object details
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Materials and techniques
Printed
Brief description
Printed label for the Biba shop, Britain, 1960s or 1970s
Physical description
Label with rounded corners, printed with the Biba logo on a black background.
Dimensions
  • Height: 16.5cm
  • Width: 6.9cm
The corners are rounded
Subjects depicted
Summary
Founded by Barbara Hulanicki in the early 1960s, Biba was for a time the most fashionable clothing label in London. The Biba logo was designed by John McConnell, who worked in the London-based design practice Pentagram. The logo encapsulates the Biba aesthetic, which drew inspiration from such sources as Art Nouveau and Art Deco-era Hollywood.
Collection
Accession number
E.3681-1983

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Record createdDecember 1, 2005
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