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Design drawing for scarf 'Island' by Douglas Annand

Designed
Square of white cartridge paper, with design in aqua, blue and lime green pastel. The design is a stylised aerial view of a string of islands and the silhouette of an aeroplane seen from above. The islands stretch in a horizontal line across the page a third of the distance up from the bottom. They are outlined in lead pencil and coloured in with lime green pastel. The plane is in the bottom right hand corner and blocked in with mauve pastel. The sea around the islands, the clouds and currents …

Summary

Object No.

94/155/19

Object Statement

Drawing, for 'Island' scarf, paper / ink, designed by Douglas Annand, made by Firsthand Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1969-1972

Physical Description

Square of white cartridge paper, with design in aqua, blue and lime green pastel. The design is a stylised aerial view of a string of islands and the silhouette of an aeroplane seen from above. The islands stretch in a horizontal line across the page a third of the distance up from the bottom. They are outlined in lead pencil and coloured in with lime green pastel. The plane is in the bottom right hand corner and blocked in with mauve pastel. The sea around the islands, the clouds and currents in the air are represented with fine squiggly lines in blue, green and aqua pastel.

Dimensions

Height

153 mm

Width

153 mm

Production

Notes

Designed for the company Firsthand Australia. Firsthand Australia was established by Marie Opie and Rosemary Spittle in Sydney in the spring of 1969. Described in early publicity as "a marketing agency for designers", the partnership was in fact much more than that. During it's fourteen years of operation, Firsthand commissioned, produced and packaged, as well as marketed, the work of Australian designers and craftspeople such as Douglas Annand, Verney Watts, Ruth Julius, Ingrid Osborn and Phyllis Shave. It's specialisation was high quality souvenir and gift items, which ranged from printed silk scarves to aluminium paperknives and ceramic ashtrays. Firsthand ranges were sold in shops in most Australian states and through an outlet in New York.

History

Notes

Rosemary Spittle was a director of the company Firsthand Australia for whome this design was executed.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Rosemary Spittle and Marie Opie

Acquisition Date

4 July 1994

Cite this Object

Harvard

Design drawing for scarf 'Island' by Douglas Annand 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 9 December 2022, <https://ma.as/139000>

Wikipedia

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