Couleurs, Essais et Diagrammes

Recently we were tasked with digitising a number of pages from two 19th century recipe books, both in the hand of Art Director Léon Arnoux. Although both are written in French we decided to digitise them both in their entirety and add them to our growing page-by-page themed search anyway – time to brush up on your French!
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Folio Friday – May

Folio Friday is an opportunity for us to share some of the amazing artwork found within The Minton Archive’s folios with you. On the first Friday of every month we pick out a special piece of artwork from the Minton company catalogue’s Art & Design section and highlight it here on the blog. Enjoy!
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Good Friday Tilemaking

A few days ago we were searching the online catalogue for some tile-related information when we spotted the words “Good Friday” in our results. Not ones to ignore such a timely coincidence we decided to take a closer look, finding a letter to John Campbell containing a multitude of connections to other items in the Archive. Lovely stuff!
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Truth, Beauty, Power: Pairing Up

“Truth, Beauty, Power” is a bimonthly series where we can share the wonderful details found within the Archive’s Christopher Dresser artworks with you. Every other month we’ll highlight one or more artworks from the Dresser Portfolio as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons. We hope you enjoy them! You can also find out more about Dresser and his relationship with the company in our In Depth introduction to the series.
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Folio Friday – April

Folio Friday is an opportunity for us to share some of the amazing artwork found within The Minton Archive’s folios with you. On the first Friday of every month we pick out a special piece of artwork from the Minton company catalogue’s Art & Design section and highlight it here on the blog. Enjoy!
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Catalogue Updates: Highlights & Images

Our first catalogue update of 2019 has just gone live, a result of our continuing digitisation work within the Archive’s Art & Design folios. As such you’ll find a whopping 264 new images spread over 37 updated records, bringing the total number of highlighted records across our themed searches to 278. You can use the Artwork theme to quickly corral all of our digitised folio content together, including this latest batch… and for future updates too!

A Hizen Connection

We love uncovering the connections between items in the Archive, not least in the Art & Design folios – our long-standing Pairing Up series is testament to that – and sometimes they can really take us by surprise. That was certainly the case when we stumbled across an artwork sporting some very familiar design elements – ones we never really expected to see anywhere else…
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Magnificent Majolica: For The Women

“Magnificent Majolica” is a bimonthly series where we focus on the opulence and exuberance of the Archive’s majolica designs. Every other month we’ll highlight one or more artworks from our special Art & Design folio as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons. If you’d like to find out more about majolica and why it is synonymous with Minton you can do so through our In Depth introduction to the series.
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Folio Friday – March

Folio Friday is an opportunity for us to share some of the amazing artwork found within The Minton Archive’s folios with you. On the first Friday of every month we pick out a special piece of artwork from the Minton company catalogue’s Art & Design section and highlight it here on the blog. Enjoy!
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Truth, Beauty, Power: A Study in the Grotesque

“Truth, Beauty, Power” is a bimonthly series where we can share the wonderful details found within the Archive’s Christopher Dresser artworks with you. Every other month we’ll highlight one or more artworks from the Dresser Portfolio as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons. We hope you enjoy them! You can also find out more about Dresser and his relationship with the company in our In Depth introduction to the series.
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