# 13613

HINDS, John (1950 - )

The English Suite : a new catalogue of nostalgic wallpapers designed for the Antipodes

$1,500.00 AUD

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Melbourne : the artist, 2012. Elephant folio (580 mm tall), lettered cloth, title page, preface, 14 leaves of designs stencilled in colour, which reference traditional English patterns and iconography, but have been re-designed to reflect a contemporary theme or topic, ostensibly as prototypes for wallpapers for distribution in the Antipodes. A printed sheet of notes describing each wallpaper is loosely enclosed. The wallpapers reference Canterbury Cathedral, William Shakespeare, the Union Jack, Heathrow Airport, the Royal Mail, the Willow pattern and, of course, amongst other subjects, the Tube map. Due to the constant references to the letter 'E' for England, the artist states 'This is the world's first non-electronic E Book!'. Limited to 10 copies, housed in a lettered drawstring cloth bag. 

Held in the Victoria & Albert Museum (National Art Library); State Library of Victoria; Geelong Gallery.