Classic imagery of an era and now available to buy, courtesy of these David Storey 2 Tone artwork limited edition prints.
David Storey is a known artist in his own right, but he is perhaps best known in these circles as a designer, creating iconic music artwork back in the 1980s. In particular (but not exclusively) Storey worked with John Sims and Jerry Dammers to create the graphic identity for The Specials and the 2 Tone label.
I’m sure there are a few tatty old posters still around and probably a few cheap reproductions as well. But if you want something from his archive to take pride of plover in your home, some David Storey classics have been recreated by the artist as limited editions using all the original artwork elements where possible.
The limited editions of the posters are available in runs of just 100, each one printed as a museum quality inkjet print on Somerset Velvet 330gsm paper using light-fast archival ink. So a quality affair.
Each one is also signed and numbered and includes a certificate of authenticity. So something of an investment piece. This is ‘proper’ art, not cheap reproduced copies.
You can pick out your own favourite, but included is the This Are 2 Tone artwork, along with The Selecter’s Too Much Pressure, The Special AKA’s In The Studio and The Special’s Ghost Town, as well as the Free Nelson Mandela imagery. More acts of the era are also in the collection, but I think the ones here are likely to be the most popular.
As for price, these are limited edition art prints and priced as such, which is £220.
Via Retro To Go