Hapshash Posters :: Hapshash and the Coloured Coat
At the end of 1966, the newly energized British Pop Scene exploded in a burst of sound, color and sensory stimulation ...the dull gray streets of London would never be the same. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd provided the soundtrack; Carnaby Street and the Kings Road provided the costumes; ...and Michael English and Nigel Waymouth, collectively known as "Hapshash and the Coloured Coat", provided the backdrops and the posters. Over the period of a year and a half, Hapshash's 33 posters not only captured the essence of the British Scene but came to epitomize it.
The Hapshash posters were printed in extremely small runs, then pasted all over town, leaving few examples remaining. The majority of these are in the hands of museums and a few astute collectors. In the late 1990's a new exhibition poster and six of the original posters were released as fine art silkscreens by the San Francisco Art Lab under the supervision of Michael and Nigel. Utilizing the finest inks and papers and produced in strictly limited, signed and numbered editions of 250, these timeless images came to life as never before. D. King Gallery was fortunate to be able to acquire San Francisco Art Lab's entire remaining inventory of these fabulous prints.