'The Batsford Book of Cats In Colour'
With text by the poet Stevie Smith
B.T Batsford Limited
Originally publihed 1959

In 2007 I asked my friend and colleague, the designer Sandra Douglas, to take part in the first Postal Project book. We had met at college and worked together professionally in London, on and off, for almost thirty years. When I moved to the coast, I wanted to maintain some form of creative collaboration.

I came across 'Cats in Colour' in a charity shop in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. Selected for its age (one year younger than us), the orange cloth bound cover, the quality of the paper and the flat richness of the photographic reproductions, the book shuttled between Hastings and London over a period of three years. Sandra, unknowingly, made the last entry on pp 22-23 shortly before her death from cancer.

Read more about Sandra Douglas:
The Guardian, Tuesday 9 November 2010

Back to the Postal Project
The Plates:
Front Cover
Endpapers
Half Title
Title Page
Pages 6/7
Pages 8/9
Pages 10/11
Pages 12/13
Pages 14/15
Pages 16/17
Pages 18/19
Pages 20/21
Pages 22/23
Pages 26/27
Pages 28/29
Pages 30/31
Pages 32/33
Pages 36/37
Pages 40/41
Pages 44/45
Pages 48/49
Pages 50/51
Pages 56/61
Pages 62/63
Pages 64/65
Endpapers
Front Cover
Endpapers
Elena Massucco
Half Title Page
Elena Massucco
Title Page
Elena Massucco
Pages 6/7
Elena Massucco
Pages 8/9
Sandra Douglas
Pages 10/11
Sandra Douglas
Pages 12/13
Sandra Douglas
Pages 14/15
Sandra Douglas
Pages 16/17
Elena Massucco
Pages 18/19
Elena Massucco
Pages 20/21
Sandra Douglas
Pages 22/23
Sandra Douglas
Pages 26/27
Elena Massucco
Pages 28/29
Sandra Douglas
Pages 30/31
Sandra Douglas
Pages 32/33
Sandra Douglas
Pages 36/37
Sandra Douglas
Pages 40/41
Elena Massucco
Pages 44/45
Sandra Douglas
Pages 48/49
Sandra Douglas
Pages 50/51
Elena Massucco
Pages 56 to 61
Elena Massucco
Pages 62/63
Sandra Douglas
Pages 64/65
Sandra Douglas
Endpapers
Elena Massucco
Credits
All images © Elena Massucco / Sandra Douglas
Introduction by Elena Massucco
Photography by Elena Massucco / Public Works Office
Web site by Public Works Office