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Poster - Hapshash and the Coloured Coat with the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids
  • Hapshash and the Coloured Coat with the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids
    Hapshash and the Coloured Coat
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Hapshash and the Coloured Coat with the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)

  • Date:

    1967 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (designer)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael English

  • Museum number:

    S.37&A to C-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This poster and record cover was designed by design duo Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, for their first music album Hapshash and the Coloured Coat featuring the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids. 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.

Place of Origin

London (designed)

Date

1967 (designed)

Artist/maker

Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (designer)

Descriptive line

Psychedelic poster advertising an album by Hapshash and the Coloured Coat with the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids, with the album, both designed by Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, 1967. Michael English collection

Subjects depicted

Psychedelia

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure

Production Type

Artist's proof

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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