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Pinball

  • Object:

    print

  • Place of origin:

    London (produced)

  • Date:

    c.1968 (produced)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fairbrother-Roe, David (designer)
    Polypops Products Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset litho

  • Museum number:

    E.227-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 151, box B

Polypops Products date back to 1967 when Polycell displayed a range of cardboard prototype furniture at the Design Centre and then tested its market as Childsplay furniture at Hamley's toy shop. After more work on developing a laminate to provide a scratch-proof finish, establishing Polyboard in the summer of 1968, a range of children's toys were made from it. These 2 sheets are rare survivals from a series of wrapping papers for children in poster format designed by David Fairbrother-Roe (working under the name ‘Dave Roe’). All the papers in the series represented either jukeboxes or pinball machines.

Fairbrother-Roe (d.2013), a graduate of the Royal College of Art, is best known today as the graphic designer for the Isle of Wight Music Festivals, for which he designed tickets, programmes and posters, 1968-70.

Physical description

Sheet of shiny paper printed with an image of a pinball machine in pink, purple, green etc.

Place of Origin

London (produced)

Date

c.1968 (produced)

Artist/maker

Fairbrother-Roe, David (designer)
Polypops Products Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Offset litho

Dimensions

Height: 73.4 cm, Width: 49.4 cm

Descriptive line

Sheet of Pinball wrapping paper, designed by Dave Roe (David Fairbrother-Roe) and produced by Polypops Products Ltd., London, c.1968

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Offset litho

Subjects depicted

Pinball machine; Game

Categories

Ephemera; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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