Saturday, November 5, 2016

Thunderbirds Go Pop!

Art & Hue has created a new collection, the largest to date, of stylish pop art prints inspired by Gerry Anderson’s beloved television series Thunderbirds which ran from 1965 to 1966.

22 art prints are available in a choice of 18 colours and 3 sizes, printed on museum-quality archival card of 310gsm, made from 100% cotton, using pigment inks which last lifetimes.

From a modernist secret island base of Mid-Century architecture, that looks as if it was designed by Richard Neutra or Frank Lloyd Wright, Jeff Tracy and his sons listen out for distress calls to swoop in and save the day using their iconic crafts, cleverly launched from within the island itself.

As a kid I went five years without a television set when we lived in Germany. Suffice it to say anything I could watch on a tiny screen was gold to me. The family in the next apartment has a TV and on Saturday mornings they got this ONE English language program with German subtitles. I couldn't believe how glorious it was - action figures going on rescue adventures. And they were all related. And they knew a hot chick who was Lady Penelope. What else could a boy need? I even liked their goofy uniforms. That Gerry Anderson was a genius.

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