Thursday, 29 July 2010

"Museum quality" old Crumpler bag to borrow for company 15 year anniversary exhibition

We are having a 15 year anniversary exhibition at the MCA in Sydney later this year!

Best bags get photographed for a catalogue.
Best of the best bags requested to actually be in the exhibit itself...
Please send a mobile phone photo of your bag :-)
Cheers, Ben ( ben at crumpler dot com dot au)


FYI, by "Museum Quality" I meant to suggest "worthy of a museum exhibit" - not "mint condition". We want to borrow bags for the exhibit from back in the day, warts and all!

I believe the era we're looking for is rectangular (plastic) logo Crumpler bags, and bags that had custom logos (and those bags that came before that???) - no logos on the quick-flick buckle (unless updated/repaired).

Or earliest woven label bags with strap sewn flat onto the side (not in on an angle)!

These were made in Stu's garage or workshops in Kew (canvas bags), Flinders Lane and Brunswick St workshops (striped and custom) from around 1995-1999.

Ben Richards Photographer Crumpler 6 Chelmsford St, Kensington, VIC 3031


Anonymous said...

I have four very old crumpler messanger bags, AS I live in Glasgow I would not want to risk posting them out, but would be happy to send photos if you give me an address to send to (sorry I am not good with technology). One is very "hand made" to my mind,two velcro strips are stitched to form a long horizontal velcro strip on the flap. Would love a copy of the exhibiton catalogue, would it be possible to buy one mail order. I have thought that a book on the story of crumpler is long overdue.Would love to see some early bags.

Big BAD Benny said...

Nice one. Feel free to share some photos of the bags with us!