James J Fox & Co, Old Bond Street, London

  • Reference
      GB 1837 DES/RHZ/1/1/14
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      69 pieces

Scope and Content

Material relating to design work for Fox's, tobacco merchant's. Comprises correspondence, photographs, artwork and examples of packaging and other products:

Correspondence and documents:

2 letters to G Staines of 'Packaging Review' magazine, whom HAR met at the opening of the Council of Industrial Design's 1965 exhibition 'The Pack Age', which HAR designed (2 pieces). One of these letters also refers to HAR's Winsor and Newton work.

Correspondence with Richard Carr, Deputy Editor of 'Design' magazine, including a write up about HAR's work for Fox's new product, the Petitip tipped cigar (3 pieces).

HAR's notes and other information about Petitips and the tobacco market in general at this time (6 pieces)


2 mounted/stamped and 2 unmounted versions of a gyroscopic design, dated 8 May and 22 June 1964; design used on wrapping paper; worked-on and mounted photograph of cigarette packaging; general 'finest tobacco' proof, unmounted (7 pieces). Later envelope (1985-1986) used to keep some of this material in, labelled by HAR including the Fox leaf logo.


9 images (12 prints) of various Fox's products, with separate typescript captions in multiple copies which do not all relate to the photographs (captions, 16 pieces). Some photographs bear labels suggesting they were submitted for competitions/awards.

Examples of products:

7 sheets of letterhead paper (2 sizes), 4 paper bags, a roll of wrapping paper and 3 smaller pieces, 2 pieces of ribbon (one attached to a piece of card bearing logo of the supplier, Swan Brand Ribbons of Glamorgan); 3 fabric pipe pouches; 2 copies of a brochure for Fox's products, and a circular adhesive label for Fox's Honeydew Virginia tobacco (22 pieces, ribbon and card as one)

Access Information

Researchers wishing to consult the collection should make an appointment. Telephone 44 (0)1273 643217 or email designarchives@brighton.ac.uk.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Archivist's Note

Created by Sue Breakell

Conditions Governing Use

Permission must be sought to publish any material from the collection. Email designarchives@brighton.ac.uk.