Pat Prichard Part 2
Welcome back to part 2 of this feature about 1950’s illustrator Pat Prichard. She is best known for her handkerchief designs. She also designed a wide range of household linens. As with many handkerchief designers from this period there appears to be so many subjects to select from when coming up with new design ideas.
The kitchen, cooking, condiments, dressmaking and even keep fit !
Statues, clocks and angels, even angels in the kitchen !
Jars of sweets and goodies, as well as spices and adult beverages.
Maps, modes of transport, local and foreign travel. I love the plan of Old Sturbridge Village and her depiction of Venice and Pisa.
I do find some of the subjects quite unusual for a handkerchief, like these amusing hot air balloons. It makes me wonder whether these were decorated as talking pieces or just to have some patterning on them. I also would have loved to know which were the best sellers and which didn’t do so well : )
I wonder if ‘Cinderella’ influenced some of these more elaborate carriages ?
In addition, Pat designed dinnerware for Salem China Dinnerware and provided illustrations for print advertisements for companies such as Italian Lines.
Such a talented designer with a great eye for colours, composition and contemporary fashions. Wonderful work. If anyone has more information about Pat, please drop me a line.