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Barney Bubbles sketches for Justin de Blank

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

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Restaurateur and fine food pioneer Justin de Blank – who died last month aged 85 – was an early champion of Barney Bubbles’ talents.

They met at the Conran Group design studio in the mid-60s; as marketing director, de Blank was fresh out of a top job with advertising giant JWT and Bubbles – then plain Colin Fulcher – was senior graphic designer. Soon the pair had both exited Conran: when de Blank launched his own business with partner Robert Troop,  Bubbles became freelance art director.

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//Bubbles working on JdB artwork at his west London studion, 1970.//

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