Image acknowledgements

Thanks to the following organisations for permission to use images on this website:


Collection of Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III, Denver

John Lewis Partnership

Mitchell Beazley

Royal Air Force Museum Hendon


V&A Museum

Whitworth Art Gallery

All other images are from Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation archives.

Images may not be reproduced without prior written permission.

Text copyright

© Lesley Jackson and Paula Day 2014

Black Leaf tea towel, 1959

Black Leaf was one of three screen-printed tea towels for the Irish linen manufacturer Thomas Somerset which collectively won a Design Centre Award in 1960. The others were Bouquet Garni and Too Many Cooks.

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