Just say the word ‘vintage’ and I come running. Standout at the 2012 National Stationery Show (NSS) were paper products from The White Cabinet featuring over 100 original fashion illustrations from illustrator, Hilda Glasgow.
From the 1940′s to 1970′s, Hilda Glasgow’s illustrations filled the pages of Vogue and the catalogs of luxury retailers. Six years after Hilda Glasgow’s death in 2010, her daughter Liz Glasgow, an architectural photographer paid tribute to her mother by creating reproductions of her chic and legendary drawings.
How the name came to be…
As a child, whenever Liz Glasgow needed something art-related, her mother would direct her to a workroom with a metal closet that held her mother’s drawings, papers, art supplies and cameras– the white cabinet. On her website, Liz says “As these drawings have physically lived in that cabinet for 60 years or so, I found it only fitting for them to reside there virtually online as well.”
Products featured at the NSS included prints and note-cards, stamps, mirrors and magnets. Most impressive was the Trés Chic Gift Wrap Paper awarded 1st place in the Eco Chic Category of the New Product Competition. Way to go Liz for a first-time exhibitor!
Read more about how Hilda Glasgow’s daughter turns art into a second act on marlothomas.com.
DISCOVER: The White Cabinet