We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

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Christmas design from the Tony Fisher collection. © Fisher Estate. [MS 4856 Acc 2016/053]

It’s been another busy year for the Iron Room blog. In 2016 we published 66 articles (this being number 67) and we have already begun planning for 2017! We would like to say thank you so much for your support and contributions – we really couldn’t (and wouldn’t want to) do it without you.

Archives and Collections at the Library of Birmingham has also been busy and amongst the new accessions taken in this year, the highlight, at least for me, has been the Tony Fisher archive (MS 4856).

Educated at the Moseley School of Arts & Crafts, Tony went on to become a print designer, a lecturer at the Bournville School of Art & Design and eventually Senior Graphic Designer at the BBC, Birmingham.

 

The collection is full of wonderful illustrations from his freelance and BBC work and is a real insight into the technical process of media design. What is notable from looking at the collection is the amazing talent and imagination that Tony put into his work – and the humour!

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Predicting the future – fortune-telling for 1965. © Fisher Estate. [MS 4856 Acc 2016/053]

So for our final post this year, all that remains to be said is thank you all for reading our blog and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

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Let the Christmas festivities begin! © Fisher Estate. [MS 4856 Acc 2016/053]

Nicola Crews
Archivist

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