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Series consists of
Place of creation
3 photographs colour transparencies.
1 photograph colour.
Scope and content
Series comprises art records relating, primarily, to the design work of artist Arnaud Maggs. Work from the 1950s includes Canadian Art and Mayfair Magazine cover designs; designs and tear sheets for advertisements for such companies and publications as Imperial Oil Review, Jiffy and Jello food products, J&P Coates Threads, CIL Nylon, United Paper Mills, Woman's Day Magazine, Columbia Records and R.C.A. Victor; samples of Maggs' business cards and self-promotional blotters, illustrations for Seventeen Magazine; and miscellaneous ads for a variety of publications. Originals and tearsheets from the 1960s comprise work commissioned by such companies and affiliations as White Rose, General Motors, Kraft Cheese, Canadian Weekly, Financial Post, the Jockey Club, Eatons, Falconbridge Nickel, UNICEF, Expo 67, Canadian Mental Health Association, the Red Cross, and the Stratford theatre festival. Included, as well, are miscellaneous original drawings and designs for pillows for a Santa Fe company and a maquette for a Yorkdale mural. Material from the 1970s includes drawings used in the production of stamp products for Canada Post, including a 1976 Olympics stamp release; sketches used as illustrations for articles in Toronto Life Magazine; posters for various art galleries; album covers for Canadian musicians Bruce Cockburn and Murray MacLachlin; proofs and tearsheets for Canadian Magazine covers, dating 1975-1979, comprising primarily portraits of notable Canadian artists and politicians; and lay-out proofs for a variety of fashion advertisements. Work relating to projects completed in the 1980s and 1990s is sporadic and is primarily posters advertising Maggs' own art exhibitions as well as group projects for such cultural agencies as Toronto's Power Plant. The fonds also contains a small amount of juvenilia material, including two folders of childhood drawings dating 1935-1936.
Copyright: Arnaud Maggs
The majority of the art records have been catalogued in the Minisis-ICON database. (Electronic)
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