It is hard to convey the intense beauty and saturation of colour in this advertisement for Linson covers, from Penrose Annual 1961, in the Advertisement section. Linson covers were a range of covers made by Grange Fibre Ltd in Leicester.
The composition, use of colour, outstanding offset lithography, and the use of gold foil on top of a beautiful woven cover paper - makes for one of those pieces that becomes a work of art in its own right.
A bit about Linson paper from the accompanying script:
Time is our theme – for over a quarter of a century we have been perfecting the wide range of Linson covering materials with their vibrant colours and practical finishes. Time tried and tested, its strength and durability proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, the Linson range, born of experience is the greatest of all.
The design is a a reproduction of an original painting by Rigby Graham. (now M.B.E.) . Make sure you have a look at Rigby’s website – it is a treasure trove of his work – I especially love the printmaking.
Material: White Buckram Linson
Binding: A. W. Bain & Co. using Whiley’s Newvap 45 foil
Brasses: Engraved by Bowers & Freeman Ltd. Leicester.
Printing: 6 colours offset lithography by Lowe & Carr Ltd. Leicester.