Peggy Angus Patterned Paper for Cambridge Imprint
Peggy Angus was a pattern maker of the mid-twentieth century. Contemporary and friend of Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden, independent spirit and inspired teacher, she was a painter who really found her element when she began to design patterns in the fifties, first collaborating with industry to create tiles, with which she had a great success, and then later branching out on her own with wallpapers.
Her wallpapers were linocuts hand-printed in emulsion on lining paper. The few examples that survive are hidden away in private houses. Publications about her are few and it’s hard to obtain copies. Cambridge Imprint were therefore thrilled to be asked to collaborate with the Peggy Angus Estate in producing some of her designs at a reduced scale as patterned papers.
There are 7 papers in this series. Some of the patterns are abstract whereas a couple of them (Birds and Grapes, Oak Leaves and Cats) have elements of representation in them. The designs by Peggy Angus pre-date the seventies but have something of the Clothkits fabrics from that decade about them. There was an exhibition of Peggy Angus’ work at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne in 2014 and you can read more about her here.
Cambridge Imprint paper is printed in England on FSC paper of archiving quality, using vegetable oil-based inks that are kind to the environment. Each sheet is printed in one or two hand-mixed inks on uncoated 90 gsm stock to create a high-quality matte paper with a hand-printed feel to it.
Measurements – Peggy Angus Patterned Paper for Cambridge Imprint
50cm x 70cm