This beautiful book on South-African born designer Fredun Shapur has long been a shop favourite. Shapur, whose work for Naef, Galt Toys and Creative Playthings places him firmly in a canon of Midcentury designers which include Bruno Munari and Alexander Girard, created enchanting and joyful toys and games, whose bold shapes and vivid use of colour still look fresh today. Recognition of his contribution has been long overlooked, and this beautiful book by French publisher PiqPoq does a great job of redressing the balance.
Stuffed full of wonderful full-colour photographs, the book takes us through a chronology of Shapur's work, featuring an archive of wonderful wooden toys, jigsaw puzzles, children's books and poster work. Special attention is given over to his tenure with Creative Playthings, but the text covers his early career and the latter periods of his working life (born in 1929, Fredun is very much still alive).
A visual feast for fans of Midcentury design and a welcome addition to any bookshelf.
Size: 210 x 250mm
Publisher: Editions PiqPoq
Binding: Softcover with die-cut dust jacket