What’s That Sound / Island VIP – 6019 – A


Category A+: mint / as perfect as vintage can be

Artist: Hapsash and the Colored Coat

Title: What’s That Sound – Island VIP – 6019 – A

Published by: OSIRIS Agency Ltd

Printed by: TSR London

Number: OA 113

Year: 1967

Size: 27,5 x 42,8 cm (11 3/8“ x 17 5/8“ Inch)

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Hapshash and the Coloured Coat. This poster was designed by Michael English and Nigel Waymouth, known together 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, 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. (taken from Victoria & Albert Museum)

Originally distributed in Germany by PPP – Populäre Propaganda Presse. PPP was a small creative poster venture coming out of Munich, and Düsseldorf in Germany. Indeed PPP was a german poster pioneer in music, political pop, erotic, lithography poster-art print, distribution, and publishing during this time. They were first introducing new trends from the meccas of music (Uk and USA) to Germany, and exporting young german poster art to the world. Some people say in every published poster of PPP is a deeper thought hidden behind. It was a mix of freedom, music, political statements, that expresses the published works of Populäre Propaganda Presse. PPP posters and prints are seldom and hardly around on the market. Especially the printing techniques and the strong color schemes they used at PPP are very supreme and unique. The idea of  ‘printing is an art form’ was one of the secret laws of PPP publishing and distribution. Maybe The Beatles poster edition by Richard Avedon was the most famous poster series by PPP, but looking closer into lesser known works of their published posters – it was just amazingly cool !

This Billboard What’s That Sound by Hapsash and the Colored Coat is printed 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.