We bought some Tom Eckersley ephemera off eBay a while back. Some you might be familiar with, like this exhibition catalogue.
Others perhaps less so.
When the envelope arrived, there were some bonus items too – some photocopies and postcards, most interestingly this one, celebrating 30 years of Iconograda.
The most surprising inclusion, however, was this. A panorama of Tom Eckersley in his study.
Click on it to enlarge. And apologies for the wobbly bit but that’s an ingrained crease and won’t iron out any more than that.
It turns out that the seller had interviewed Tom Eckersley in 1993 when he’d been doing some research on the London Underground. They’d become lunching partners in the last year of Eckersley’s life, and Eckersley had even designed a book cover for him, although this was never used.
There’s not a lot to say about these really. I just thought you’d probably be as delighted and surprised to see them as we were.
Later this week, lots of auctions. In fact a complete deluge of the things.