The Soft Machine Turns On by Hapsash & The Colored Coat.The lithograph “The Soft Machine Turns On” by Hapsash and the Colored Coat was published by Osiris Visions Ltd. in the 1960’s. Combining great artists from that time, Osiris Visions was a pioneer in the lithography of psychedelic, fashion, music, and hippie movement during the 1960’s. Great Artists like Michael English, Des Dale, Hapsash and the Colored Coat, LOON Bobby Davidson & Des Dale, just to name a few. See our Osiris section for more great works of the 60’s movements
Hapshash and the Colored Coat. Michael English and Nigel Waymouth, known as design duo Hapshash and the Coloured Coat. In the late 1960s they created psychedelic posters for many of the English bands of the time, 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 the 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. (taken from Victoria & Albert Museum)
This Lithograph is category A-. It might have tiny small cuts and bruises on the edges (the beauty of original vintage), which can be seen on the high res. pop-up image of the product. The lithograph is near perfect. Time has left little bit of not disturbing poster edges on the right side and a tiny, near invisible cut on the left. We do not try to repair or restore any of our prints. As usual our high res images and the perfect studio light situation shows more than the eye actually is able to see in real distanced view.