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Book No. 2

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    early 1970s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Squires, Eddie, born 1940 - died 1995 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    assorted drawings, prints and ephemera collected in an album

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Eddie Squires

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

Physical description

An album of 59 bound pages of ruled paper mainly containing ephemera concerning outer space and space exploration. The album is covered in the Lunar Rocket fabric designed by Eddie Squires and manufactured by Warners in 1969. The contents include collecting cards, book covers, magazine pages, stamps, cartoons, food packaging, toy packaging, car and furniture advertisements (including one for the Djinn chair- see CIRC.202-1969), printed invitations, wrapping paper, stationery, postcards and sew-on clothes patches. Most of this material is contemporary with the album but some is from the middle decades of the twentieth century. The album also includes a few photographs of Eddie Squires, his drawings, collages and textile designs and original children's drawings.

Place of Origin

London (made)


early 1970s (made)


Squires, Eddie, born 1940 - died 1995 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

assorted drawings, prints and ephemera collected in an album

Marks and inscriptions

Signature and title; On the spine; handwriting; Squires

Inside cover, bottom left; Handwriting; Felt tipped pen; Squires

Inscribed throughout with pen and pencil notes detailing source/date of contents; Squires


Height: 46.7 cm Dimensions of album, Width: 37.7 cm

Descriptive line

Scrapbook (No. 2 of 9) containing ephemera relating to outer space and space exploration, compiled by Eddie Squires. Great Britain, early 1970s.

Labels and date

Eddie Squires collated the diverse materials which inspired his designs in nine large scrapbooks. This page records the preponderance of space imagery in stamps, household objects, architecture and films like Barbarella around the time of the first moon landing. Many personal items are also incorporated in the scrapbooks, including letters from friends, photographs and notes on events or dreams experienced by the designer. You can see other scrapbooks by visiting the Print Room in the Henry Cole Wing. [2001]


Paper; Printed paper; Photographic paper; Wrapping paper; Glue; Cloth


Collage; Pasting; Cutting

Subjects depicted

Science fiction; Designs; Aliens; Collecting stuff; Spacecraft; Robots; Inspiration; Automobiles; Collecting cards; Astronaut; Planet earth; Space rockets; Ufos; Moon; Martians; Textiles; Children's drawings


Ephemera; Entertainment & Leisure; Collages

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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