Monday, 7 February 2011

Founding Fathers (and Mothers) will remember this...

Founders card with badge attached
Here's the Founder card, purchased at great expense! Most of these were crumpled up, lost or just thrown away!

As regular visitors to the blog will know, I was pipped to the post by the author of 'Puffin by Design' for one of these a while ago, and it took a fair bit of searching, waiting, and just plain luck to get hold of this. 

This one needed a fair bit of restoring to its current minty fresh look.

It's a great example of Jill's lovely calligraphy and a great way to see both styles of her graphic design work.

2 comments:

Ruth said...

I have one of these! I am glad you are still posting these great items here.

I wanted to share my good news. I knew I once had a 'Puffinthink book' (you posted a beautiful picture of yours some time back) but I thought I'd lost it. Yesterday I found it, tucked behind some photo albums - but the best thing was - and this I had totally forgotten - it's signed by Kaye Webb! I was given it on the first Puffin Club holiday (at Featherstone Castle in Northumberland) at New Year 1970 when I was 10.

I still have the article that appeared in the Observer about that holiday. I was lucky enough to win a place (it was a random draw, as I recall).

Ruth said...

I have one of these! I am glad you are still posting these great items here.

I wanted to share my good news. I knew I once had a 'Puffinthink book' (you posted a beautiful picture of yours some time back) but I thought I'd lost it. Yesterday I found it, tucked behind some photo albums - but the best thing was - and this I had totally forgotten - it's signed by Kaye Webb! I was given it on the first Puffin Club holiday (at Featherstone Castle in Northumberland) at New Year 1970 when I was 10.

I still have the article that appeared in the Observer about that holiday. I was lucky enough to win a place (it was a random draw, as I recall).