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The Soft Machine Turns On

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1967 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    English, Michael, born 1941 - died 2009 (artist)
    Waymouth, Nigel, born 1941 (artist)
    Osiris Visions Ltd (publishers)
    Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (design studio)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screen print

  • Museum number:

    E.24-1968

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 67, box A

Physical description

'The Soft Machine Turns On'. Colour screen-print poster publicising a pop group.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1967 (published)

Artist/maker

English, Michael, born 1941 - died 2009 (artist)
Waymouth, Nigel, born 1941 (artist)
Osiris Visions Ltd (publishers)
Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (design studio)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screen print

Marks and inscriptions

'OA 112'
Lettered with the name of studio etc., and numbered.

Dimensions

Height: 76.2 cm, Width: 50.8 cm

Object history note

'Hapshash and the Coloured Coat' and 'Jacob and the Coloured Coat' are studio names adoptedc by two English artists who cooperate to produce the posters: Michael English (born 1942), and Nigel Waymouth.

Descriptive line

'The Soft Machine Turns On'. Colour screen-print poster publicising a pop group. Design by Hapshash and the Coloured Coat. Published by Osaris Visions Ltd., London, 1967.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969.
Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1

Techniques

Screen printing

Subjects depicted

Machines

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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