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Book 4

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1975-77 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Scrapbook of newspapers, magazine clippings, photographs, notes and drawings glued into an album

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Eddie Squires

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3C, shelf HIGH, box 4L

Physical description

Scrapbook of 147 pages (some cut out) containing a range of personal material, original drawings and ephemera relating to the life and work of Eddie Squires in the mid 1970s. The physical contents include designs by Eddie Squires and colleagues; photographs of historic Warner textile designs; letters; descriptions of Eddie Squires' dreams; Valentine's card, 1976; birthday card; trade cards; party invitations; exhibition leaflets; popular postcards; 3D postcards; patterned papers; food packaging; condom packaging; toy packaging; book covers; Russian science-fiction illustrations; pictures of planets, astronauts, satellites and robots; Green Shield stamps; pictures of quilted clothes, 1950s and 1970s; 'Vogue' cover, March 1976; clothes' label; pictures of African tribal painting and masks; pictures of Hausa dress; photographs of Moroccan textiles at the V&A; pictures of mannequins; pictures of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley and Chairman Mao; pictures of punks; photographs of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, Nassau, 1977; photographs of rusty cars, Bahamas; photographs of aeroplanes; photographs of Eddie Squires' Delta Blue Citroen car; letter to local residents from the Metropolitan Police about the Notting Hill Carnival; bank cheques printed with pictures of Concorde; pressed rose flower; speeding fine; television licence; bus tickets; photographs of nude men and gay sex; a map of North East London; and numerous 'Star Wars' related magazine clippings and advertisements featuring the characters from the film.

Drawings by Eddie Squires include a textile design, 1975-6; original layout for Norfolk Naturalist Trust Fabric, designed by Eddie Squires and David Exley, February 1976; collage, Summer 1976; two collages by Eddie Squires on paper decorated by Sue Palmer; two undated collages; photographs of textile designs by Eddie Squires, Graham Smith and George Oaks for Colefax and Fowler, 1977.

Numerous friends and colleagues are represented in the scrapbook. There are photographs of Eddie Squires; photographs and press cuttings of Jonathan Bartlett, August 1976; photographs of Jonathan Bartlett and Michael Bartlett, 1977; photographs of Mrs Blackmore; photographs of David Exley, March 1976, July 1976; note from Eddie Squires to David Exley; photographs of David Exley, Lizz Carr, William, Jennie and Tom, and others, August 1976; photographs of Adrian George, Summer 1976; invitation from Antonia Graham and Jane Matthews, June 1976; photographs of Mrs Katy Greeff and Mr Theodore Greeff; drawing of a punk by Brian Harris, Summer 1976; polaroid photographs of Sue Palmer and Eddie Squires by Graham Hughes, business card of Michael Jones; photographs of Gareth Marshallsea; photographs of Mrs Penny Moss; postcard from Sue Palmer and Robert Palmer; photographs of David Price, August 1976, November 1976, 1977; photograph of David Price and Alan Fluxton, August 1976; letters from Mike Quigley, June 1976; November 1975; card from Mike Regan, 1976; photograph of Graham Smith; letter from Caroline; photographs of Brian Morris, Summer 1976photograph of Peter Jones, Summer 1976; notepaper by Christine Houghton, 1976; photographs of Lizzy Carr; card from Betty Anne; photograph of Lesley Sunderland-Heale and invitation to wedding reception; photograph of Jane, Summer 1976; card from Graham; photographs of 'Mazda set' by Brian Morris, 1976photograph of Bert Kitchen and Muriel Kitchen; photograph of Graham Smith and Alasdair McGaw, 1976; photograph of Derek Lyons, 1976; letter from Gordon, 1976; photographs of Frank O'Looney; note from Sue and David; photograph of Enrico, 1976; publicity shot and press cuttings of Robert Palmer; note from David Exley; photograph of David Haigh; card from Jonathan; David Haigh; photograph of Rosemary; photograph of Toni; card from Mervyn; fashion drawings by and note from Enrico Mejia; collage by David Exley; photograph of Jennie Lowndes, 1976; photographs of paintings by Eric Sharp; photograph of Ann, mother and young Gareth; photograph of Art Dickson and Enrico; photograph of Hank; photograph of Peter Coni; card from DE; drawing by P. Lyons; photograph of Eric Sharp; drawing by Jonathan; photograph of Gerry; photographs of Sue Palmer and Robert Palmer, Bahamas, 1977; card from Gordon; photograph of Dave Harper; photograph of Chris Blackwell; photograph of Lisa, 1977; photograph of Al Zellers and Richard; photograph of Jean Keen; photograph of Virginia Nepodal; photograph of Dennis O'Keeke; photograph of Ted Squires and Eric Sharp; phsTessa Blackhall; drawing by Toni Leonard, 1977; ph Alex; ph Mick Morely; drawing by Saskia Kitchen, 1976; photo of drawing by D Ex, 1976?; Jonathan Heale and Son Theosopholis, Spring 1977; card from Mervyn; card from Saskia and Corinna; card from David Price; card from Phillip Want J M Heale invitation.

Places, photograph of Lincolnshire in Winter; photographs of shopwindow, Grimsby and bus shelter and pub interior, Cleethorpes, February 1976; photograph of petrol station, Wragby, June 1976; photographs of East Anglia, Summer 1976; photographs of coal tip, shop window and indoor market, Wales, Spring 1976; photographs of Lulworth Cove, 1976; photographs of Notting Hill Carnival, 1976; photographs of Hewlett Rd, E3; postcard of Wakiki; postcard of Isfahan Mosque; photographs of St Lawrence Terrace; photographs of Plympton Avenue, 1977; photographs of sex shop windows, late 1970s; photographs of hairdressers' shop window, late 1970s; photographs of Nassau, Bahamas, 1977; photographs of New York, 1977; maps of NY; phs Versaille, 1977; phs Pompidou; photographs Washington.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1975-77 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Scrapbook of newspapers, magazine clippings, photographs, notes and drawings glued into an album


Height: 45 cm, Width: 30 cm

Descriptive line

Scrapbook (No. 4 of 9) compiled by Eddie Squires containing paper ephemera, photographs, clippings, personal materials, and drawings by the artist. Great Britain, 1975-77.


Paper; Glue; Photographic; Newspaper


Collage; Pasting; Gluing

Subjects depicted

Polaroid; Homosexuality; Punks; Advertising; Subject; Cars; Fashion; Nudes; Holidays; Dimensions; Planets; Architecture; Sex; Tickets; Science fiction; Postcards; Personal


Books; Gender and Sexuality; Entertainment & Leisure; Advertising; LGBTQ


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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