Ephemera

Our ephemera collection includes everything from cigarette cards, postcards and newspaper cuttings to posters by well-known artists. Designers used these items to help them create designs which showed awareness of key fashion trends, while retaining mass market appeal.

ephemera laid on a table

Designers who worked for the Silver Studio acquired lots of material for visual reference. Charles Hasler was also an avid collector of printed typography and ephemera.

Have a look at our ephemera reading list to find out more.

a selection of ephemera from our collection

Have a look at a selection of ephemera from our collection