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Book No. 3

  • 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:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3C, shelf HIGH, box 5L

Physical description

Album of 107 bound pages mainly containing ephemera concerning outer space and space exploration, and related subjects such as cars and aeroplanes. The album is covered in the 'Space Walk' fabric designed by Sue Palmer and manufactured by Warners in 1969. The contents include children's drawings; stamps; book illustrations; book covers; press cuttings; comic strips; pages from 'The Eagle'; postcards; plastic bags; business cards; advertisements; food packaging; cosmetic packaging; collecting cards; 3D postcards; proprietary artist's paint colour charts. Most of this material is contemporary with the album but some is from the middle decades of the twentieth century.

The album also includes original works by Eddie Squires, such as his design for an interior, 1969-70; design for an interior with car seats on castors, 1970; drawing of a space craft, 1971-2?; drawing of a running man, 1970-71; production card for his 'Lunar Rocket' design; designs for men's and children's rainwear, 1972; sketch of two women, 1971-2?; dress fabric design with flying saucers, 'No 11', 1972; dress fabric design with astronauts, 'No 80', Aug. 1972; lino cuts, 1960; drawing of a space craft, 1971?; dress fabric designs 1972-3. There are also photographs taken by Eddie Squires at the Battersea Aircraft show, 1973; photographs of cars in Canada; photographs of his home in London; and photographs of the skylon at the London South Bank.

Eddie Squires' friendships and professional contacts are represented in the album through a card from Burt Kitchen, Muriel Kitchen and Corinna Kitchen; card from David Eno and Gill Eno; collage by Pat Gavin; invitation from Joel Goldstein, 1971; photograph of Mike Jones, 1972-3; drawing by Toni Leonard; photograph of Sue Palmer's 'Jewelled Sky' design 1971 or 1972; drawings by Gareth, 1973; letters from Gordon, November 1973 and January 1974; card from Mervyn, 1974; card from Sandra and Gerry; card from Valerie, 1974; photograph of Eddie Squires with friends, 197?.

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

On the inside cover, top left; Handwriting; Felt tipped pen; Squires

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


Height: 55.8 cm Dimension of album, Width: 36 cm

Descriptive line

Scrapbook (No. 3 of 9) compiled by Eddie Squires containing paper ephemera relating to outer space and space exploration, with book covers, children's drawings, and various forms of advertising and packaging from the mid 20th century. Great Britain, ca. early 1970s.


Cloth; Card; Paper; Polythene; Printed paper; Glue


Cutting; Pasting; Collage

Subjects depicted

Moon; Spacecraft; Designs; Ufos; Visionary architecture; Astronaut; Textiles; Collecting cards; Planet earth; Children's drawings; Space rockets; Palm houses; Automobiles; Science fiction; Robots; Aliens; Collecting stuff; Aeroplanes


Books; Entertainment & Leisure; Collages; Advertising

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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