• To Have & To Hold #02

To Have & To Hold

To Have & To Hold #02

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To Have & To Hold is a collection of paper bag ephemera, compiled over a period of several decades. These once ubiquitous items now provide us with a rare and timely insight, into our relatively recent consumer past. 

Ranging from the early 1900s, to the present day. From the local corner shop, to the high street department store, this is a reflection of a more innocent design era. A time of logotype rather than brand, the Filofax as opposed to the mobile, the fax machine instead of Facebook. When the word ‘virtual’ was not yet a reality. 

This edition acts as a permanent record, to celebrate these small, insignificant pieces of paper. The bags themselves are sourced from the archives of Tim Sumner and the University of Central Lancashire’s ephemera archive.

Leeds, United Kingdom; 150x210mm; 72 pages



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