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design - Wind in the Willows box lid
  • Wind in the Willows box lid
    Alan Thorpe Designers
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Wind in the Willows box lid

  • Object:

    design

  • Place of origin:

    Leeds (made)

  • Date:

    December 1986 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Alan Thorpe Designers (designers)
    Supercast Ltd (clients)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and felt tip on paper, cellulose acetate, printed paper

  • Museum number:

    B.617:1,2-2016

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Concept design drawing for packaging for a Wind in the Willows themed plaster moulding kit. It consists of a paper and card folder containing a three-part design and a mock-up of the final box lid. The design consists of a watercolour illustration showing on the left Rat and Mr. Toad, and on the right Mr. Badger and Mole. All are standing in a verdant setting. This is overlaid with a transparent plastic sheet, with printed type, to show where the wording would go on the box lid. There is also a thin paper sheet also with text, drawn in green and black felt tip. Sellotaped to this is a photographic negative showing the mould, and painted and unpainted figures of Mr. Toad. There is also a mock-up of the box lid, illustrated in watercolour.

Place of Origin

Leeds (made)

Date

December 1986 (made)

Artist/maker

Alan Thorpe Designers (designers)
Supercast Ltd (clients)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and felt tip on paper, cellulose acetate, printed paper

Dimensions

Height: 46.9 cm, Width: 50.5 cm

Descriptive line

Design for 'Wind in the Willows box lid', Alan Thorpe Ltd. for Supercast, Dec 1986

Materials

Paper; Watercolour; Cellulose acetate

Techniques

Drawing; Illustration; Printing

Subjects depicted

Vole; Badgers; Toad; Moles

Categories

Designs; Advertising; Character merchandise

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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