Lenders & collections
Dennis Bailey [DB]
Chris Burke [CB]
Martin Colyer [MC]
Ken Garland [KG]
Brian Housden [BH]
Eric Kindel [EK]
Robin Kinross [RK]
James Mosley [JM]
Bruce Robertson [BR]
Joseph Rykwert [JR]
Anna Yandell [AY]
Edward Wright collection [EWC] and Paul Peter Piech collection [PPP] at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading
2.–5. Drafts and storyboards for a book project, Codex atorrantis; dated 19. 01. 1974. [EWC]
6. Codex atorrantis, finished in 1984. [AY]
7. Layouts for Codex atorrantis on transparency paper, not dated. [AY]
9. Self-initiated poster Chaplin connected to Codex atorrantis project, 1975. [EWC]
13. Brian Housden, ‘Edward Wright environmental graphics’, Architectural Association Journal, July–August 1963, pp. 16–7, special number on EW.
14. An envelope with Lagos hotel house style, designed by Pat Crooke, Maria Fraxedas, Joseph Rykwert and EW for Lagos Hotels, 1961. [JR]
18. Five Christmas cards, printed by EW, early 1980s. [AY]
19. Ian Hamilton Finlay, Four sails, designed by EW, early 1970s. [AY]
21. Publicity materials for ‘Dada and surrealism reviewed’ exhibition at Hayward Gallery, designed by EW, 1978. [MC]
22. Notes and sketches from files for ‘Dada and surrealism reviewed’ exhibition, 1977. [EWC]
25. Small square posters for ‘Dada and surrealism reviewed’ exhibition, with different quotes. Used as flyers to be left in various places without further information, as a surrealist gesture, 1978. [EWC]
26. Posters for ‘Dada and surrealism reviewed’ exhibition, typographic, printed on different kinds of paper; 1978. [EWC]
27. Invitation to the exhibition of EW’s work at the Mayor gallery, 1959, designed by Joseph Rykwert. [JR]
30. Sketches and drawings for a symbol for Architectural Association Journal, 1961. [EWC]
32 This is tomorrow, catalogue of the exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, designed by EW in 1956. [AY] In addition to the catalogue design, Wright worked with Theo Crosby on the design of the exhibition as well as participating in group 1, with Theo Crosby, Germano Facetti and William Turnbull.
38. Ernesto Cardenal, Milpa, translated and designed by EW, 1988. [EWC]
40–44. Student work from 1st year design course at Chelsea College of Art and Design – explorations into different numeric systems – under EW’s direction. EW was Head of Graphic Design at Chelsea from 1971. [Presented to Department by Bruce Robertson, now part of EWC]
45–49. Ken Garland, monoprints made on platen press, designed at the ‘experimental typography’ evening classes at the Central School of Arts and Crafts run by EW from 1952–6. Among other students were Derek Birdsall, Alan Fletcher, Colin Forbes, Ivor Kamlish, Bill Slack, Philip Thompson and many others.
– Monoprint of letters j, no. 1
– Monoprint of letters j, no. 2
– Monoprint of numbers, letters and punctuation
– Monoprint of rules, type and assorted blocks no. 2
– Monoprint illustrating statement about 3D spectacles
55. David Jackson, The adventure of engineering (London: Rathbone Books, 1960); designed by EW and Bruce Robertson. [BR]
60. ‘Orthodox motifs’ charcoal drawing, c. 1955. [JR]
61. ‘Cross in the water’ pencil drawing, c. 1955. [JR]
63. ‘Mobile’ pen drawing, c. 1957/8. [JR]
64. ‘Xmas card’ (chi-rho), 1970. [JR]
65. Notebook no. 2, January 1955 – January 1959 [AY] and print-outs.
66. Notebook no. 2, January 1955 – January 1959 [AY] and print-outs.
67. Notebook no. 2, January 1955 – January 1959 [AY] and print-outs.
68. Notebook no. 2, January 1955 – January 1959 [AY] and print-outs.
69–72. Notebook no. 5, 19 September 1972 [AY] and print outs.
73. Colour drawing of the lettering for the 6th International Union of Architects Congress, South Bank, London 1961. (Scanned from: Brian Housden, ‘Edward Wright environmental graphics’, AAJ, July–August 1963, pp. 20–21.)
75. Plan for lettering on congress building for the 6th International Union of Architects Congress, South Bank, London 1961; with Theo Crosby. [EWC]
76. Plan for lettering on congress building for the 6th International Union of Architects Congress, South Bank, London 1961. Tracing paper roll. [EWC]
80. Alphabet for Imperial College London [for Michard Sheppard & Partners] 1963. [EWC]
82. Drawings for Hinsley House alphabet, 15 August 1964; [EWC].
87. Brinkman alphabet, for the Architectural Association, white on blue, drawn 1960. [EWC]
88. Alphabet for House of the Future, Ideal home exhibition at Olympia [for architects Alison & Peter Smithson], drawn 1956. The alphabet was also used for a title of a well-known BBC programme ‘Out of the unknown’ designed by Bernard Lodge. [EWC]
89. Alphabet for Ulster Museum; 1965. [EWC]
90. Lettering for a commemorative stone, Churchill College Cambridge [for Richard Sheppard, Robson and Partners], drawn alphabet, 1961. [EWC]
92. Alphabet Flaxman Semi Bold, wood letter for Chelsea School of Art; drawn 1969. [EWC]
93–94. Two photos of mobile illuminated sign for New Scotland Yard, black and white, photo: Euan Duff, 1968. [EWC]
95. Notes and sketches of New Scotland Yard sign, 1967–8. [EWC]
96–97. Layout and poster for ‘Film as film, experiment in film 1910–75’ exhibition organised by Arts Council, Hayward Gallery, 1979. [EWC]
98. Poster for ‘Three perspectives on photography: Recent British photography’ exhibition, Hayward Gallery, 1. 6–8. 7. 1979. [EWC]
99. Lettering for Tate Gallery Liverpool, 1988. This was the last project designed by EW. The building was described as ‘the most important new museum to open in Britain in living memory’ by Richard Weston in ‘Stirling statement’, Architects’ Journal, vol. 187, no. 27, 6. 7. 1988, pp. 32–49. Photos are from that article. Wright was never really credited for the lettering. Information design for interior was done by Pentagram.
100. Poster for Edward Wright’s travelling exhibition organised by The Arts Council, 1985. [EWC]
101–102. Layout and poster for ‘New Printing – New York’ exhibition at Hayward Gallery, 3 May – 17 June 1979. [EWC]
105. Poster ‘Metamorphoses’ for a Cambridge festival exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, 8 July–13 August 1978. [EWC]
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