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Book - The Christmas tree

The Christmas tree

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    UK (published)

  • Date:

    1966 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Shapur, Fredun (illustrator)
    Ernest Benn Limited (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    paper, cardboard

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Fredun Shapur

  • Museum number:

    B.29:1 to 3- 2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Fredun Shapur is a toy designer and illustrator based in London. From the 1960s onwards, Shapur created innovative and distinctive design products for international companies such as Naef, Galt Toys, Fischerform and Selecta and especially for Creative Playthings. His work is remarkable for fostering children’s imagination through a wide range of playful learning opportunities that appeal to both children and adults. A strong visual language of flat planes and saturated colour united Shapur’s work across two and three dimensions.

Physical description

Hardback book with 28 pages and dustcover. Front cover features title "The Christmas tree" in white text on a red background. A Christmas tree composed of green and blue triangles above a red pot, dominates the cover design.

Place of Origin

UK (published)


1966 (published)


Shapur, Fredun (illustrator)
Ernest Benn Limited (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

paper, cardboard

Marks and inscriptions

The Christmas tree by Kathleen Brooks
Illustrated by Fredun Shapur


Width: 14.5 cm book, Length: 20 cm book

Object history note

Mira Shapur and Amy F. Ogata, Fredun Shapur: Playing with Design, Piqpoq Editions: Paris, 2013, p.36

Descriptive line

"The Christmas tree", book, by K Brooks, illustrated by Fredun Shapur, Ernest Benn Limited, 1996


Paper; Cardboard




Books; Children & Childhood


Museum of Childhood

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