Here we feature a few snaps of the recent exhibition held in the PR1 Gallery in Preston of 1970’s & 80’s printed ephemera. These everyday items were originally collected by the Polytechnic librarians and used as visual reference for the art & design students back in the day. Forty years later these now unique items give us an interesting insight into our then everyday lives.
The collection includes, letterheads, packaging, leaflets, posters, badges, newspapers, press adverts, sweet wrappers, food labels, carrier bags and a whole host of other throw away items.
We hope to have a further exhibition of the archive in early February as part of our annual conference week. Stay tuned.