Ledger

The Harmony Project ledger was heavily inspired by the large and extraordinary ledgers held at the National Archives in Kew. These ledgers contain a diverse range of drawings, paintings, photographs or samples of the designs from all over the world registered for copyright with the Board of Trade between 1839 and 1991, including designs by Christopher Dresser.

From the start of the project the two artists, Dorothy Tucker and Viv Philpot, maintained a register and issued unique design numbers for all the designs the participants produced. These designs were then collected and presented in the Harmony Project ledger. This activity mirrors the early form of copyright to be found in the Board of Trade ledgers.

Download the PDF of the highlights shown below from the main project ledger. This provides an insight into the depth and quality of the work participants undertook in preparing their final designs under the guidance of Dorothy and Viv.