I actually featured this in 2012 (and three times since), after which it sold out. But this Quadrophenia print by Piper Gates Design has been reprinted in 2023 in limited numbers.
A strictly limited number of copies (usually 79; you can guess why it’s that number) of this much-loved Quadrophenia print have been reproduced for 2023, which is likely to sell through as quickly as I post about them. I am hoping the artist will consider another run beyond that, but as I write, that isn’t happening. If this sells out, you will have to wait another year – if they get reprinted at all.
Back in 2012, the print was described as a ‘re-imagining of the out of print Alan Fletcher book tie-in’, with the original cartoon cover replaced with one inspired by Bruce Robertson’s cover of Scootering by Jon Stevens, throwing in a bit of pop art and the four personalities of Jimmy.
The description is still suited to the reprint. Nothing much has changed. Well, one subtle difference. The first run is signed ‘I. Percival’ and the second run ‘Ian Percival’. I think this one has the full name and year, but I can’t be sure.
However, I know this is still a 30x 40cm print on high-quality 250-gram silk paper and, of course, limited in numbers to just those 79 units.
Cheap enough at just £16.99 if you get in quickly and ideal if you are a fan of the film or, indeed, The Who. or know someone who is this Christmas.
Note also that the designer has some Jam and Paul Weller Christmas cards available right now, too.