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Granny Takes a Trip

Photograph
late 1960s (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This photograph is of the fashion boutique Granny Takes A Trip, from the King's Road in the late 1960s. The shop was owned by Nigel Waymouth, and the shop front was designed by him and Michael English, who would later be known as design duo Hapshash and the Coloured Coat. Together they created psychedelic posters for many of the English bands of the time, also designing for concerts held at the UFO Club and Saville Theatre, and for underground magazine Oz. Their artistic influences combined the melting rainbow colours of LSD visions with the decorative and eroticised designs of Art Nouveau, Indian and East Asian interests and pop art inspirations from the post-war media; traces of Disney, horror movie monsters and comic book characters can often be seen hiding amongst the images.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gelatin silver print.
Brief Description
Black and white photograph of first Granny Takes a Trip shop front in the King's Road, Chelsea, ca. late 1960s.
Physical Description
Black and white photograph of shop front for Granny Takes A Trip, on the King's Road, Chelsea. Two doors, left hand door with illustrated windows, right hand door with steps and two bins outside. Middle has large illustrated window and illustrated tiles below. Title of shop above, in 'Space Invaders' style font.
Dimensions
  • Height: 16.6cm
  • Width: 22.2cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
GRANNY / TAKES A TRIP
Credit line
Given by Nigel Waymouth
Summary
This photograph is of the fashion boutique Granny Takes A Trip, from the King's Road in the late 1960s. The shop was owned by Nigel Waymouth, and the shop front was designed by him and Michael English, who would later be known as design duo Hapshash and the Coloured Coat. Together they created psychedelic posters for many of the English bands of the time, also designing for concerts held at the UFO Club and Saville Theatre, and for underground magazine Oz. Their artistic influences combined the melting rainbow colours of LSD visions with the decorative and eroticised designs of Art Nouveau, Indian and East Asian interests and pop art inspirations from the post-war media; traces of Disney, horror movie monsters and comic book characters can often be seen hiding amongst the images.
Collection
Accession Number
S.71-1978

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record createdFebruary 25, 2010
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