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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Morocco (Drawn)

  • Date:

    2008 (drawn)
    2009 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mynott, Lawrence (Mr), born 1954 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    blue ballpoint pen, paper, drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Commissioned by the V&A in 2008

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 44

Physical description

A decorative vignette drawn in blue ballpoint pen on thin white copy paper. ‘Creation’ is written in hand-lettering in the centre of the design, and is surrounded by flourishes in the style of 18th century engravings. Various illustrations surround the lettering in a wreath-like formation. Clockwise from top: three rolls of fabric; millinery mannequins with the unfinished crowns of hats; a pin cushion and cotton reel; a bunch of feathers; a measuring tape overlaid with four pairs of scissors; sections of spotted netting; an open sketchbook with a sketch of a lady in a hat with drawing implements below; three flowers; a bundle of tape; a cup, a mug marked ‘TEA’ and a teapot; an iron and some hats; a rabbit appearing from an upturned top hat; sketches of men in flat caps; reels of ribbon; a bow with several feathers protruding.

Place of Origin

Morocco (Drawn)


2008 (drawn)
2009 (published)


Mynott, Lawrence (Mr), born 1954 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

blue ballpoint pen, paper, drawing


Height: 297 mm, Width: 210 mm

Object history note

This is one a series of designs that were produced by Lawrence Mynott in 2008, to illustrate the V&A publication ‘Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones’. The book accompanied an exhibition of the same name, which was on display at the V&A from 24 February - 31 May 2009.

Descriptive line

Design by Lawrence Mynott: "Creation", a decorative vignette used on page 50 of 'Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones' by Oriole Cullen, published by the V&A in 2009. Blue ballpoint pen on paper, 2008


Ballpoint pen; Paper



Subjects depicted

Pin; Iron; Hats; Feathers; Top hat; Cup; Netting; Teapot; Sketchbook; Rabbit; Mugs; Flowers; Ribbon


Illustration; Books; Hats & headwear; Fashion; Designs; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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