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2007/110/3 Outfit, consisting of a jumpsuit, sun hat and socks, for baby, cotton / plastic / cardboard, designed by Adrienne Higgs, made by Scribbly Graphics, Thirlmere, New South Wales, Australia, c. 2000. Click to enlarge.

Scribbly Graphics baby's outfit

Designed
Consisting of an echidna-print jumpsuit and matching sun hat and socks, this baby's outfit was designed by graphic artist, Adrienne Higgs, as part of her range of children's clothing, called 'Scribbly Graphics'. She established the company in 1978, designing printed paper items before turning to fabric printing in the early 1980s. In 1987, Higgs' husband, Norman, joined the business to manage production. His arrival coincided with a decision to concentrate on a range of children's clothing …

Summary

Object No.

2007/110/3

Object Statement

Outfit, consisting of a jumpsuit, sun hat and socks, for baby, cotton / plastic / cardboard, designed by Adrienne Higgs, made by Scribbly Graphics, Thirlmere, New South Wales, Australia, c. 2000

Physical Description

Outfit, baby's, consisting of a jumpsuit, sun hat and socks, screenprinted cotton, designed by Adrienne Higgs, made by Scribbly Graphics, Thirlmere, New South Wales, Australia, c. 2000

A sleeveless baby's jumpsuit in dark blue cotton jersey with a screenprinted echidna and ant pattern in green and black. The openings to the neck, arms and legs are trimmed in a green cotton knit. The crotch fastens with press-studs. The jumpsuit is machine sewn and unlined. The jumpsuit is a size one.

A broad-rimmed sun hat in dark blue cotton with a screenprinted echidna and ant pattern in green and black. The crown is made from a series of triangular panels. The hat is size medium.

A pair of baby's socks in dark blue cotton with a screen-printed echidna and ant pattern in green and black. The ankles are made from a green cotton knit. The socks are packaged in a clear plastic bag with a cardboard label. The socks are size medium, 6-12 months.

Marks

Jumpsuit: white fabric label inside centre back neck 'SCRIBBLY/GRAPHICS/AUSTRALIA/1'. Blue and white printed cardboard swing tag attached to fabric label 'AUSTRALIAN DESIGN FOR AUSTRALIAN KIDS/SCRIBBLY/visit us at www.scribbly.com.au'. White fabric label inside proper left side seam 'COTTON/CARE INSTRUCTIONS...MADE IN AUSTRALIA'.
Hat: white fabric label inside centre back neck 'SCRIBBLY/GRAPHICS/AUSTRALIA/M/ALL COTTON'. Blue and white printed cardboard swing tag attached to fabric label 'AUSTRALIAN DESIGN FOR AUSTRALIAN KIDS/SCRIBBLY/visit us at www.scribbly.com.au'.
Socks: Blue and white printed cardboard label, front 'AUSTRALIAN DESIGN FOR AUSTRALIAN KIDS/SCRIBBLY/visit us at www.scribbly.com.au', reverse '100% COTTON/MED 6-12 mths'.

Production

Notes

Adrienne Higgs designed this collection of stationery, textiles and children's clothing between the late 1970s and around 2005. Her company, Scribbly Graphics, screen-printed many of these pieces, particularly the earlier works on paper and fabric. By the 1990s however, much of this printing was outsourced to Australian companies that included Petlee, Feral Fabrics, Melba Prints and Lani Durland of Ersatz.

Adrienne Higgs designed this collection of stationery, textiles and children's clothing between the late 1960s and around 2005. Her company, Scribbly Graphics, screen-printed many of these pieces, particularly the earlier works on paper and fabric. By the 1990s however, much of this printing was outsourced to Australian companies that included Petlee, Feral Fabrics, Melba Prints and Lani Durland of Ersatz.

Higgs' son Daniel Higgs also became involved in Scribbly Graphics, assisting with the design of some artwork including the 'Codswallop' and sun design, designing product and running and working in the Scribbly Graphics retail outlets.

History

Notes

Graphic artist, Adrienne Higgs, donated this collection of children's clothing, shop mannequins, printed stationery, slides and photographs to the Powerhouse Museum in 2007. These items represent the development of her screen-printing company, 'Scribbly Graphics', which she established in 1978 in Thirlmere in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Higgs later moved the company to Sydney where she opened three outlets for her range of printed children's clothing. She sold the company to a Japanese buyer in 2005.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Adrienne Higgs, 2007

Acquisition Date

22 August 2007

Cite this Object

Harvard

Scribbly Graphics baby's outfit 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 October 2021, <https://ma.as/367524>

Wikipedia

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