Alphabet 1 (B26)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Alphabet 1

Made in

Guildford

Date

1983

Description

Cut and creased pop-up alphabet print poster, with cut-out letters mounted onto a paper backing.

Materials and techniques

Cut and creased alphabet print. The letters are cut into a pure rag paper and mounted onto 140lb RWS Barcham Green hand-made paper. Framed.

Dimensions

length:  87cm
width:  61.0cm

Object number

B26

Category

  • Alphabet I, Ron King, 1983, Crafts Council Collection: B26. Photo: Ian Dobbie

Maker's statement

I have been working intermittently on the idea of a simple Alphabet pop-up book for some years. The first actual alphabet forms came with an alphabet poem written by Roy Fisher "Scenes from the Alphabet" in which I used A, B & C down the "gutter" of a central spread on "french folded section". The forms are basically those used in Alphabeta Concertina. The problem in designing the book was in giving each letter one page without having a hole and at the same time making it compact enough not to stretch out to 6 metres.