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Magazine - Albion Magazine Issue 1
  • Albion Magazine Issue 1
    Hapshash and the Coloured Coat
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Albion Magazine Issue 1

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)

  • Date:

    1968 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Newsprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael English

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

This artwork for this magazine was created by Michael English, one half of design duo Hapshash and the Coloured Coat. In the late 1960s they created psychedelic posters for many of the English bands of the time, and decorated and advertised Nigel Waymouth's King's Road boutique, Granny Takes a Trip. They also designed for concerts held at the UFO club and Saville Theatre, and for underground magazine Oz. Their influences came from the decorative and eroticised designs of Art Nouveau, combined with the melting rainbow colours of LSD visions and pop art inspirations from the post-war media; traces of Disney, horror movie monsters and comic book characters and can often be seen hiding amongst the images.

Physical description

Magazine. Cover is illustrated, featuring text panel with title and highlights of the contents at top. A dragon flies head on below, with naked woman lying amongst plants in lower half. Coloured sections gradate from red to yellow to green.

Place of Origin

London (designed)


1968 (designed)


Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Newsprint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Number 1 / 2s.



Height: 28.3 cm, Width: 22.5 cm

Descriptive line

Issue Number 1 of the magazine "Albion", dated May 1968. Published by Albion Press, London, U.K. Art work by Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (Michael English) and others. Part of the Michael English Collection.


Paper; Ink




Entertainment & Leisure


Theatre and Performance Collection

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