|Founders card with badge attached
Here’s the Founder card, purchased at great expense! Most of these were crumpled up, lost or just thrown away!
As regular visitors to the blog will know, I was pipped to the post by the author of ‘Puffin by Design’ for one of these a while ago, and it took a fair bit of searching, waiting, and just plain luck to get hold of this.
This one needed a fair bit of restoring to its current minty fresh look.
It’s a great example of Jill’s lovely calligraphy and a great way to see both styles of her graphic design work.
This isn’t just a wonderful piece of Puffinalia and history. It also gives another insight into the character of Kaye Webb. I was recently contacted by a former member of the Puffin staff with a plea for other colleagues to get in touch.
I’ve just come across your website and thought you might be interested in the photo I’m attaching! I used to work for Kaye Webb and one year (around 1975) she had these scarves made and given to everyone who worked in Puffins. (As far as I remember, there were around 11 scarves!) I’ve managed to keep – and wear on occasion – mine for all these years and I’d love to know if anyone else still has theirs! Would be grateful for any ideas about how to get in touch with them.
All the best,
Marilyn Foufouti (nee Taylor)
If any of you are out there reading the blog, I will be happy to put you all in touch.