Design for Life: Science, the Atom & the 1951 Festival of Britain

Collection by Sharron Bates


Lecture 10 - Material Culture Theory

Sharron Bates
Vintage poster advertising tours of Glasgow via tram Seeing Glasgow by Tram and Bus - Empire Exhibition edition This poster was produced in 1938 This Retro Poster, Poster S, Tourism Poster, Poster Vintage, Poster Prints, Glasgow Scotland, Scotland Travel, Tramway, British Travel
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Seeing Glasgow by Tram and Bus - Empire Exhibition edition, 1938 - issued by Glasgow Corporation Transport

Another in the series of publicity booklets issued by GCT - this wonderful cover for the 1938 edition, the year Glasgow hosted the Empire Exhibition as can be seen in the background of the illustration with Thomas Tait's famous Tower overlooking Bellahouston Park. The vehicles look their best in the Department's colourful livery, and the tram is one of the 100 'Coronation' type delivered in 1937 that helped set the standard in many respects for the ultimate development of the British double…

Dome of Discovery and Skylon, 1951 Festival of Britain Showcase Uk History, London History, Rocket Ships, London Architecture, Amazing Buildings, National Archives, Old London, World's Fair, Future City

The National Archives Image library

Asset Bank



lucienne day textiles, just seen at Fashion and Textile museum,

Inspiration for Textile designs

I've been working on some textile patterns the last couple days. Can't show any sketches cuz the project is secret for now but can show you some of my inspiration. Calyx by the incredible Lucienne Day A big hit at the Festival of Britain 1951. The abstracted flowers were inspired by Paul Klee. Perpetua also by Lucinenne Day So great. By Terence Conran (yep Sir Terence) + David Whitehead 1950

British postage stamp - Festival of Britain.

Festival of Britain 1951

Festival of Britain Battersea Gardens guide skylon biro

Skylon Biro - Quad Royal

The Hidden Glasgow Forums

View topic - Empire Exhibition, 1938

Boric Acid textile pattern, based on a diagram of atomic structure, part of a series of textiles created for the Festival of Britain's Festival Pattern Group by 28 leading fabric manufacturers, United Kingdom, by John Line and Sons.

British Insulated Callender's Construction Company, Ltd. poster promoting the Skylon at The Festival of Britain,

British Insulated Callender's Construction Company, Ltd. poster promoting the Skylon at The Festival of Britain, 1951.

Entrance to Glasgow Empire Exhibition Bellahouston Park. My Grandad helped build the tower. Paisley Scotland, Take The High Road, Glasgow Scotland, Cumbria, Best Cities, Historical Photos, Old And New, Entrance, Empire
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1951 Abram Games Art Deco Festival of Britain Transport Rail Poster

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Festival of Britain 1951 National Health Service, Welfare State, Festival Hall, Green Park, Greater London, Wonderful Things, Welsh, Exhibitions, Retro Style
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Festival of Britain 1951

Norman Makinson, Festival of Britain Mug, Wedgwood

Norman Makinson, Festival of Britain Mug, 1951

Image of colour logo for the festival of britain, designed by abram games, 1951 by Science & Society Picture Library View and buy rights managed stock photos at Science & Society Picture Library.

Abram Games & The Festival of Britain Emblem

The instantly recognisable emblem for the Festival of Britain was the product of a design competition organised by the Arts Council and the Council for Industrial Design in 1949. Of the twelve invi…

Norman Makinson: Festival of Britain

Mallams - Cheltenham - 19 April (lot 341)