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The Hapshash Project


At the end of 1966, the newly energized British Pop Scene exploded in a burst of sound, color and sensory stimulation ...the dull gray streets of London would never be the same. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd provided the soundtrack; Carnaby Street and the Kings Road provided the costumes; ...and Michael English and Nigel Waymouth, collectively known as "Hapshash and the Coloured Coat", provided the backdrops and the posters. Over the period of a year and a half, Hapshash's 33 posters not only captured the essence of the British Scene but came to epitomize it.


The Hapshash posters were printed in extremely small runs, then pasted all over town, leaving few examples remaining. The majority of these are in the hands of museums and a few astute collectors. Now, for the first time, the entire series of 33 images is being released as fine art silkscreens. Utilizing the finest inks and papers and produced in strictly limited, signed and numbered editions of 250, these timeless images come to life as never before in The Hapshash Prints.


From October 5, 2000 through January 7, 2001 London's Victoria & Albert Museum featured the work of Hapshash and the Coloured Coat in the exhibition "Cosmic Visions - Psychedelic Posters from the 1960's"

The official silkscreened exhibition poster is available for sale exclusively through The Art Trip. Please click on the poster image for an enlarged view and purchase details.


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