Flags & Emblems of the World

Flags & Emblems of the World

Vintage booklet covers on canvas

57 x 75cm


A collection of original, vintage booklet covers arranged on painted canvas with a three-dimensional element. The work is mounted behind glass within a white, wooden frame.

These covers are from booklets produced in the 1960’s by the Brooke Bond Tea Company. Cards featuring hand-drawn images of world flags and emblems would be collected from boxes of tea and fixed inside the booklet.

The individual history of each item is evident in the marks, creases and worn edges of the paper.

© Adam Robinson