A May 1977 clip from the classic BBC series Tomorrow’s Word, uploaded by the BBC Archive, explains how Denys Fisher developed the Spirograph drawing toy in 1967. It turns out a simple pound note gave Fisher the idea for his award-winning design.
After studying the intricate designs of a pound note, Denys Fisher came up with the idea for the legendary pattern-drawing toy, Spirograph. It won the Toy of the Year in 1967
The cameras caught up with Fisher at his farm in rural Scotland, where he was working on a new toy.
Tomorrow’s World caught up with him in rural Scotland, hard at work on his next creation.