An Evening of British Rubbish 1963 John Sewell artwork flyer/ handbill : Bruce Lacey, The Alberts, Ivor Cutler

£45.00£55.00

This show ran at the Comedy Theatre in London for almost a year. Not only did it bring together the unique talents of Bruce Lacey, The Albert, Ivor Cutler (all worth looking up if unfamiliar), but it had this brilliant poster / flier designed by John Sewell.

Although the programme  (with different Sewell artwork) is relatively common, the poster and flier aren’t. This is for the flier only , the only poster I’ve seen was at the Bruce Lacey’s copy at his retrospective  at Camden art centre 7 July 2012 – 16 September 2012.

It’s been photographed here on the back of Jamie Reid’s 1977 artwork for Never Mind the Bollocks for obviously reasons, although there is no known connection,  one look and it’s obvious how far ahead Sewell’s design was.

Sewell  continued a prolific career as a book designer at Penguin,creating many great  covers (including Artaud!) but nothing as seminal as this great piece.

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This show ran at the Comedy Theatre in London for almost a year. Not only did it bring together the unique talents of Bruce Lacey, The Albert, Ivor Cutler (all worth looking up if unfamiliar), but it had this brilliant poster / flier designed by John Sewell.

Although the programme  (with different Sewell artwork) is relatively common, the poster and flier aren’t. This is for the flier only , the only poster I’ve seen was at the Bruce Lacey’s copy at his retrospective  at Camden art centre 7 July 2012 – 16 September 2012.

It’s been photographed here on the back of Jamie Reid’s 1977 artwork for Never Mind the Bollocks for obviously reasons, although there is no known connection,  one look and it’s obvious how far ahead Sewell’s design was.

Sewell  continued a prolific career as a book designer at Penguin,creating many great  covers (including Artaud!) but nothing as seminal as this great piece.

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