Series DC 089/3/3 - Ephemera

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DC 089/3/3

Title

Ephemera

Date(s)

  • 1983-2014 (Creation)

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Series

Extent

87 items.

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A selection of these items are available to view digitally under The Cloth Digital images, DC 089/3/4/3

DC 089/2/3/1: Beneath the Cloth poster, 1982

Poster for exhibition of drawings and paintings by eight second-year textile students. Including David Band, Helen Manning, Brian Bolger and Fraser Taylor. Black and white print. Cockling and staining.

DC 089/3/3/1a: RCA Degree Show Private View flyer, 1983

Printed Textile Department, as The Cloth with David Band, Helen Manning, Brian Bloger, Fraser Taylor. White card uncoated, black print with fabric sample attached.

DC 089/3/3/1b: RCA Degree Show Private View flyer, 1983

Printed Textile Department, as The Cloth with David Band, Helen Manning, Brian Bloger, Fraser Taylor. White card uncoated, black print with fabric sample attached.

DC 089/3/3/2a: The Cloth's and Log and Loggerie Collection flyer, 1985

Autumn/Winter collection at The Individual Cloth's Show Olympia. White card coated, image of log and face. 2 copies.

DC 089/3/3/2b: The Cloth's and Log and Loggerie Collection flyer, 1985

Autumn/Winter collection at The Individual Cloth's Show Olympia. White card coated, image of log and face. 2 copies. Mounted on A4 sheet.

DC 089/3/3/3a: The Cloth Summer Simmits flyer, 1985

White and black laminated card with yellow figure.

DC 089/3/3/3b: The Cloth Summer Simmits flyer, 1985

White and black card with yellow figure. Cockling water damage.

DC 089/3/3/4a: The Cloth's Menswear Collection flyer, 1987

Spring/Summer collection at The Designer Menswear Show London. White card, black and blue print image of bird.

DC 089/3/3/4b: The Cloth's Menswear Collection flyer, 1987

Spring/Summer collection at The Designer Menswear Show London. White card, black and blue print image of bird.

DC 089/3/3/5: Postcard, 1985

Photograph of 'still life' cut outs and fabric motifs by The Cloth. White card coated, colour print.

DC 089/3/3/6: Christmas card, 1983-1987

White square with figure. Kraft card uncoated and folded. Black print.

DC 089/3/3/7a: New Year card, 1983-1987

Figure in highland dress, signed by David, Fraser, Helen, Brian. Tri-folded, white coated card with black print.

DC 089/3/3/7b: New Year card, 1983-1987

Figure in highland dress, signed by David, Fraser, Helen, Brian. Tri-folded, white coated card with black print.

DC 089/3/3/8: Design Magazine issue 418, cover, 1983

Degree Show Special with cover image by Fraser Taylor/The Cloth. Gloss paper mounted onto card.

DC 089/3/3/9: Graphics for Scottish Development Agency, 1983-1987

Colour print on card.

DC 089/3/3/10: Book cover artwork, Mating by Norman Rush, 1983-1987

Colour print on gloss paper mounted on A4 sheet.

DC 089/3/3/11: Advert for Rita Rusk toiletries, 1983-1987

Magazine page, gloss mounted on A4 sheet.

DC 089/3/3/12: Advert for Rita Rusk toiletries, 1983-1987

Magazine page, gloss mounted on A4 sheet.

DC 089/3/3/13: Stepp Electronics letterhead

White with black bring and embossing.

DC 089/3/3/14: Stepp Electronics letterhead

White with black and umber print.

DC 089/3/3/15: Stepp Electronics graphics

Colour print on coated card.

DC 089/3/3/16: Fabrex Trade Fair graphics, 1987

Magazine page, colour print.

DC 089/3/3/16: Artwork for Design Intelligence, 1986

Spring/Summer. White card, coated, colour print.

DC 089/3/3/17: Article "Vogue Notices", c1983

Listing for exhibition by The Cloth at Oliver and Pink London. 1 sheet torn from publication unknown.

DC 089/3/3/18: Article "Styles Better", 1986

Review of exhibition on Glasgow design at Third Eye Centre by Richard Wilson. 2 photocopied pages.

DC 089/3/3/19: Article "Design Showcase", 1985

Feature on Worlddesign Washington. Magazine page, colour print.

DC 089/3/3/20: News cutting "Lady and the Revamp", 1983-1987

By Sally Brampton on The Scotch House. News cutting mounted on A4.

DC 089/3/3/21: News cutting "The Cloth", 1983-1987

By Clare Henry review on Compass Gallery Exhibition. News cutting mounted on A4.

DC 089/3/3/22: News cutting "All Clothes", 1983-1987

Images of modelled trousers. 2 news cuttings mounted on A4.

DC 089/3/3/23: News cutting "Cloth of Gold"

On window design for Liberties London. News cutting mounted on A4.

DC 089/3/3/24: Article "Women's Show Report", 1986

White paper with blue print mounted on A4.

DC 089/3/3/25: Article "London 85", 1985

In collaboration with Betty Jackson. Uncredited. Magazine page, colour print.

DC 089/3/3/26: Article "Women's Wear Daily", 1984

Interview with David Band uncredited. News cutting mounted on card and laminated.

DC 089/3/3/27: Article "Call of The Cloth", 1985

For The Sunday Telegraph by Geraldine Ranson. News cutting mounted on A4 and separate cutting. Photocopy rescaled, mounted on A4. 3 pages.

DC 089/3/3/28: Galleries London Art August, 1985

Exhibition listings publication with cover by Fraser Taylor of Royal Academy exhibition. Colour 38 pages. Gloss.

DC 089/3/3/29: Article "Success for men and women of The Cloth", 1985

For The Scotsman, uncredited. New cutting original and photocopy rescaled, mounted on A4. 2 pages.

DC 089/3/3/30: Article by Christine Painell

Photocopy rescaled, mounted on A4.

DC 089/3/3/31 Article "Art for smart's sake", 1984

For The Standard by Liz Smith. Photocopy rescaled, mounted on A4. Photocopy with surrounding adverts. Original news cutting 4 duplicates. 3 parts.

DC 089/3/3/32: Newsletter "Three Scottish Lads and a Worszel"

Photocopy.

DC 089/3/3/33: Article "Material Success", 1985

Profile on The Cloth for Creative Review by Emma Dent Coad. Photocopy, folded with punch holes.

DC 089/3/3/34: Article "Synthetic Style", 1985

On Fabrex Trade Show by Jane Lott. Folded, coated magazine page. Scan and rescale of magazine page. 2 copies. 3 parts.

DC 089/3/3/35: Article "The Cloth", 1985

Design Magazine. Colour scan.

DC 089/3/3/36: "Elaste" magazine cover and photo collage, 1986

Colour print magazine pages. 3 pages.

DC 089/3/3/37: "Interview" magazine cover

Illustration of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Scanned and rescaled colour on paper and black and white. 4 pages.

DC 089/3/3/38: Flyer for The Cloth exhibition Dundee, 1985

Department of Printed Textiles, Duncan of Jordanstone College Dundee. Black and white photocopy.

DC 089/3/3/39: Article "The Cloth"

By Fiona Russell Powell. Colour print and rescaled scan. 4 pages.

DC 089/3/3/40: Compass Gallery Newsletter, 1985

On exhibition at Compass Gallery Glasgow. Photocopy.

DC 089/3/3/41: Article "Beneath The Cloth", 1985

Profile. Uncredited. Scan and rescale colour.

DC 089/3/3/42: Article "Real Guide"

On Lynne Franks PR company. Magazine page, black and white print. Folded.

DC 089/3/3/43a: Article "These Obscure Scotsmen", 1985

For Blitz Magazine on exhibition at Thumb Gallery London. Jonathan Postal at Creative Workforce. Iain R Webb. Magazine page, colour print and copied colour print and rescaled print. 4 pages.

DC 089/3/3/43b: Article "These Obscure Scotsmen", 1985

for Blitz Magazine on exhibition at Thumb Gallery London. Jonathan Postal at Creative Workforce. Iain R Webb. Magazine page, colour print 2 pages.

DC 089/3/3/44: Article "Five year celebration", 1985

ID magazine profiles of Fraser Taylor and David Band. Uncredited. Double sided magazine page, black and white.

DC 089/3/3/45: News cutting "Tee Time", 1986

Evening Times article on t-shirt designers by Rosemary Long. Full newspaper sheet. 2 pages.

DC 089/3/3/46: News cutting "Making The Cloth", 1985

Women's Wear Daily. Uncredited. News cutting.

DC 089/3/3/47: News cutting "Glamour Yarn", 1985

For The Guardian by Brenda Polan. New cutting. 3 parts.

DC 089/3/3/48: News cutting "Having designs on the future", 1983

For The Times by Angela Neustatter. Full newspaper sheet.

DC 089/3/3/49: Article "New Lessons From Hard Times", 2011

Feature on The Cloth for Varoom! By Ian Massey and Andrew Dineley. Colour scan. 5 pages.

DC 089/3/3/50 Article "Pop Art" for Classic Pop by Andrew Dineley, 2013

Scanned and rescaled black and white on paper. 2 pages.

DC 089/3/3/51a Article "Fraser Taylor" for Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition 'From Club to Catwalk', 2014

Original word document stapled and photocopied article. 2 parts.

DC 089/3/3/51b Press guide for "Club to Catwalk" for Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition 'From Club to Catwalk', 2014 Word document. 4 pages.

DC 089/3/3/51c Overview of The Cloth draft by Fraser Taylor and Alex Aubrey, c.2011

Word document with images and hand written notes. 2 parts.

DC 089/3/3/52: Correspondence with The Art Institute of Chicago, 2005

Regarding gift of 'Log and Loggerie' collection. Word document. 2 pages.

DC 089/3/3/53a: Correspondence with Panel, 2011

Regarding exhibition 'The Inventors of Tradition. Word document.

DC 089/3/3/53b: The Inventors of Tradition' press and images, 2011

Curated by Panel. CD disk.

DC 089/3/3/54: Magazine cutting, two models wearing white t-shirt and cap, black vest, 1986

Summer 1986 collection' Flock of Boots'. German magazine. Uncredited. Colour print.

DC 089/3/3/55: Magazine cutting, two models wearing red and white t-shirts. German magazine. Uncredited. Colour print mounted on A4.

DC 089/3/3/56: i-D Magazine, The Cloth brief profile, 1983

i-D Magazine, 1983 Issue No.13. Portrait of The Cloth, images of print and shirt text. The Cloth feature on page 15. Black and white print. Cockling water damage.

DC 089/3/3/57: i-D Magazine, The Cloth advert, 1986

i-D Magazine, April 1986 Issue No.35. The Cloth full page advert. The Cloth feature on page 19. Black and white print. Cockling water damage.

DC 089/3/3/58: Design Magazine issue 418, full issue, 1983

Degree Show Special with cover image by Fraser Taylor/The Cloth. Fraser Taylor feature on page 49. Colour print. Cockling water damage.

DC 089/3/3/59: Courtaulds Tricel Press Pack, 1985

x 3 press releases and x 6 photographs for Lynne Franks PR agency. Promotion and development of fabrics for designers including The Cloth, Sue Clowes, Hilde Smith and Pazuki Prints. Black and white photographs. Cockling, water damage and some sticking together. A4 paper, staples and cockling. All in A4 card sleeve.

DC 089/3/3/60: 'South of Love' postcard, 1984

Design by Fraser Taylor of shooting star from the 'Friends Again' single 'South of Love' printed by Mercury Records. Colour postcard. Gloss card. Signed 'Happy Birthday Mum Love Fraser xx'

DC 089/3/3/61: 'Friends Again' postcard, 1984

Design by Fraser Taylor of two figures for the 'Friends Again' E.P printed by Mercury Records. Colour postcard. Gloss card. Signed 'Merry Christmas Love Fraser xx'

DC 089/3/3/62: 'Two Nudes' postcard, 1985

Two Nudes, 1985 by Fraser Taylor of The Cloth. Colour postcard. Matt card.

DC 089/3/3/63: 'Kneeling Woman' postcard, 1985

Kneeling Woman by Helen Manning of The Cloth. Colour postcard. Matt card.

DC 089/3/3/64: 'Parade' postcard, 1984

Parade, 1984 by David Band of The Cloth, Colour postcard. Matt card.

DC 089/3/3/65: 'The Good Man' postcard, 1985

The Good Man. 1985 by Brian Bloger of The Cloth. Colour postcard. Matt card.

DC 089/3/3/66: The Cloth letterhead paper, 1983

Letterhead for Union Street London with The Cloth logo. Black and white print.

DC 089/3/3/67: The Cloth New Years party ticket, c1983

Ticket for entry to New Years party at Henry Afrikas London. Blue print on card.

DC 089/3/3/68: Fraser Taylor at L'escargot Gallery price list/flyer, c1984

Drawings & Paintings by Fraser Taylor at L'escargot'. Black print on green card.

DC 089/3/3/69: Fraser Taylor at L'escargot Gallery price list/flyer, c1985

Drawings & Paintings by Fraser Taylor at L'escargot'. Black print on cream card, folded.

DC 089/3/3/70: The Cloth at The Compass Gallery catalogue, 1985

Image of word by The Cloth, short biographies and text. Tri-folded black and white gloss card.

DC 089/3/3/71: The Cloth at The Compass Gallery private view invite, 1985

Tuesday 10th September 1985, 178 West Regent Street Glasgow. Black print on textured card.

DC 089/3/3/72: The Cloth at The Compass Gallery newsletter, 1985

Compass Gallery newsletter press release for The Cloth exhibition. Black print.

DC 089/3/3/73: Logo for Rita Rusk toiletries, 1983-1987

Logo design for Rusk. Colour logo centred on black card.

DC 089/3/3/74: Magazine cutting, three models wearing black and white t-shirts with The Cloth logo, 1986

Summer 1986 collection' Flock of Boots'. Photography by Peter Brown. Black and white print.

DC 089/3/3/75: Blitz magazine cutting, c1984

Scan of original. Photography by Nick Knight. Words by Iain R Webb. Colour scan of original two page spread.

DC 089/3/3/76: Cosmopolitan magazine cutting 'Making Art Work', 1983

Feature on the cloth with photographs of studios in Southwark. Colour print mounted on paper. Cockling and water damage.

DC 089/3/3/77 "Interview" magazine featuring The Cloth, 1985.

Original magazine of scanned DC 089/3/3/37. 2 page feature on The Cloth with portraits and interview. Colour newsprint magazine, 150 pages.

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(1960-)

Biographical history

Born in the UK in 1960, Fraser Taylor is an interdisciplinary artist who works with a range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and animation. After receiving his bachelor of art in printed textiles from The Glasgow School of Art, Taylor went on to complete his masters in fine art at the Royal Collage of Art, London. In 1983 he co-founded ‘The Cloth’, a collaborative studio established to enable artists to move freely between fine art and design projects. The Cloth designed numerous textile collections, which were manufactured in Tokyo, Milan, Paris, London, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. They also produced seasonal collections of ready to wear men’s and women’s apparel, which retailed at leading department stores in Europe, Asia and the US. The Cloth disbanded in 1988 to allow each artist to pursue individual direction. Since 1983, Taylor has exhibited internationally; venues include: Jill George Gallery and StART Space, London; Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow; Gallery Boards, Paris; Galeria Jorge Alcolea, Madrid; Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney. From 1996 to 2001, he was the assistant curator of ‘Japanese and British Art Now’, an exchange program established to provide a curriculum of exhibitions and workshops, encouraging discourses between artists working in London and Tokyo. This enabled Taylor to participate in group and solo exhibitions, at Axis Gallery, Gallery Aoyama, Sigacho Bis and SPICA Art, in Tokyo. Since 1983 he has lectured at fine art and design schools including Goldsmiths College University of London, Central St Martin's, The London Institute, The Royal College of Art and The Glasgow School of Art. In 1999 Taylor was invited to take part in a summer program, 'London in Chicago’ at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, which led to his appointment as Visiting Artist, in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies in 2001. Subsequently Taylor began to exhibit in the US. Venues include: Thomas McCormick Gallery, Bucket Rider Gallery, Alfedena Gallery, mn Gallery, Evanston Arts Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Sybaris Gallery, Linda Ross Contemporary and Aurobora Press. Taylor currently lives and works in Chicago.

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(1983-1987)

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Founded by David Band, Brian Bolger, Helen Manning and Fraser Taylor, The Cloth was an interdisciplinary design studio founded to facilitate movement between fine art and design projects. The Cloth designed textile collections for fashion designers in London, Paris and New York. Clients included: Betty Jackson, Paul Smith, Yves Saint Laurent, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein and Nicole Miller. The Cloth produced their own ready to wear collection, sold in: Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York, Fred Segal, Isetan, Seibu, Browns, Harrods and Liberty of London. Graphic design and corporate identity clients included: Quartet Books, Vintage Books, Random House Publishing, Saatchi and Saatchi Design, Rapier Marketing, Wolf Owlins, Columbia Records, Step Electronics, Rusk International, Interview Magazine and Condé Nast.

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