Author: Charlotte Bearn

Peter Blake Releases His Latest Alphabet Set

Check out the Godfather of Pop Art’s dazzling new artwork.

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Despite being in his eighties there is absolutely no sign of Peter Blake slowing down the production of his now iconic and much-celebrated artwork.

The Godfather of Pop Art has just released his latest series, 'Dazzle Alphabet' portfolio, which is the artist’s first alphabet inspired artwork since 2007. Each letter of the alphabet has been created as a silkscreen print, embellished with gold and silver metallic inks with candy pop colours.

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Available as 27 individual letters (letters ‘I’ and ‘J’ come as single prints as well as separately) or presented as an archival box set, these eye-catching new works feature Blake’s signature Pop Art style Dazzle motif.

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“Most artists go potty as they get older: dafter and madder. So I am consciously going to do that.” – Sir Peter Blake

The Dazzle motif references Blake’s early work as well as his recent exploration of the ‘dazzle’ effect, which was originally a method of helping vessels avoid enemy detection in World War One. It was featured extensively on Blake’s design of the ‘Snowdrop’ ferry, which operates on the River Mersey in Liverpool.

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Sir Peter Blake was made an honorary scouser after creating the dazzle ship makeover entitled 'Everybody Razzle Dazzle' back in 2015.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool Roz Gladden said: "Sir Peter has helped shape Liverpool's cultural significance on the global stage for more than five decades - from Sgt Pepper to Everybody Razzle Dazzle.

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"His work with The Beatles was one of the seminal moments in popular art in the 20th Century and 50 years on still resonates around the world.”

Blake has rekindled his career-long fascination with text and the alphabet in this latest incredible and hugely uplifting series. The motif in the artist’s work is related to his enduring interest in childhood innocence and nostalgia, and Victorian and Edwardian graphic illustration.

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By rendering each letter in bright colours and adding the graphic monochrome ‘dazzle’ pattern, Peter Blake has put his definitive pop art stamp on this alphabet, creating an enormously collectable new body of work.

Explore Art Republic's selection of artworks by Peter Blake here.

art to arrive by christmas

Rise no.1 Art Print by Lisa Lloyd
Exclusive

Rise no.1

60 x 60cm

£150

60 x 60cm

£48

6 x 10 cm

RYCA £80

Blowing A Kiss

12 x 12cm

£80

12 x 12cm

United Colour of London Art Print by Jayson Lilley
Exclusive

£195

31 x 24cm

BALLOON DOG 7 Art Print by VeeBee
Exclusive
VeeBee £270

BALLOON DOG 7

21 x 29.7cm

£270

21 x 29.7cm

Love is the Drug - Pink Diamond Dust, 2020 Art Print by Ryan Callanan
Exclusive

£200

60 x 60cm

Tom Lewis £125

Stag

30 x 30 cm

£125

30 x 30 cm

Gorilla - Pink Foil

42 x 59.4cm

£195

42 x 59.4cm

Jungle Blooms 2 Small

32.5 x 32.5cm

£50

32.5 x 32.5cm

Not My First Rodeo (11th Edition) Art Print by Babak Ganjei
Exclusive

£135

50 x 70cm

Choco Happy Dog

12 x 6 x 12cm

£300

12 x 6 x 12cm

£150

50 x 70cm

£150

60 x 30 cm

Canary

40 x 50cm

£150

40 x 50cm

£50

50 x 70cm

£125

60 x 60 cm

Miss Travel UK

26 x 33 cm

£55

26 x 33 cm

I Love London

22 x 17 cm

£60

22 x 17 cm

Snoopy Cube

40 x 40 cm

£195

40 x 40 cm

Sara Pope £150

Amped

18.3 x 18.3 x 3.2cm

£150

18.3 x 18.3 x 3.2cm

Oli Mumby £120

£120

59.4 x 42cm

Shark Tank (Neon Green and Pink) Art Print by Memori Prints
Exclusive

£85

52.7 x 38.7cm

You've Got the Love Art Print by Kid-B
Exclusive
Kid-B £65

£65

50 x 50cm

£195

51 x 24 cm

Honey Bee, 2020 Art Print by Dylan Floyd
Exclusive

Honey Bee, 2020

20 x 20cm

£35

20 x 20cm

Ellipsis - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
Exclusive

£98

42 x 42 cm

Right Hand Red, 2020 Art Print by Static
Exclusive
Static £35

£35

20 x 20cm

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