Medium sized design patterns from around the 1930s-1940s. Designs mainly feature what we would now call Art Deco or block modern patterns, often in quite dull, muted colours, predominantly based around browns and fawns. There are designs by, amongst others, F Walker, C Wood, J McLaren and D Sword. Many of the designs feature pattern numbers in the form of 2 or 3 letters (eg. 'LEC' or similar), and as such, can potentially be cross-referenced with two design studio record books titled 'Letter Books' (Catalogue reference: STOD/201/8/5/1-2), often revealing further information such as dates and designers.
This description is part of the Design Archive which is divided into the 142 sections, each with its own separate description.
This description is part of the main Design Archive which is divided into the 142 sections, each with its own separate description. The Design Archive description can be accessed here: