The Dazzle Alphabet Box Set

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The Dazzle Alphabet Box Set by Peter Blake
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The Dazzle Alphabet Box Set by Peter Blake
The Dazzle Alphabet Box Set by Peter Blake
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The Dazzle Alphabet Box Set by Peter Blake
The Dazzle Alphabet Box Set by Peter Blake
The Dazzle Alphabet Box Set by Peter Blake

The Dazzle Alphabet Box Set by Peter Blake is a box set of 27 signed limited edition silkscreen s with gold and silver metallic ink and glazes by Pop Art icon Peter Blake.

In this beautiful boxed portfolio set all the prints will have matching numbers and are from an edition of 100. Only 25 box sets are available. All 26 letters of the alphabet are represented as well as a print that combines I and J to allow you to hang the full alphabet together as a square.

The Dazzle designs reflect motifs in Peter Blake's early work as well as more recent works including Dazzle Disc and the amazing Liverpool Ferry he re-designed in 2015 for the Liverpool Biennial.

The Dazzle designs are inspired by the razzle dazzle or dazzle painting used on ships in WWI and WW2. Unlike other forms of camouflage, dazzle camouflage works not by concealing but by baffling the eye, making it difficult to estimate a target's range, speed and direction. Realised in monochrome and colour, each ship's dazzle pattern was unique in order to avoid making classes of ships instantly recognisable to enemy U-boats and aircraft.

Also available as 27 individual prints

About The Artist - Peter Blake

Sir Peter Blake (1932-present) lives and works in London, UK, and is a contemporary artist known for his association with the Pop Art movement. He is perhaps best known for creating The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. We love the way he infuses popular culture into his collage artwork, and demonstrates a fearlessness of bright colour and stylistic changes. 

Blake’s artistic repertoire is massive; he is a painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and collage artist. Though much of Blake’s work focuses on idolatry and stardom, he has explored various styles and subjects through his long career. In the 1950s he traveled across Europe and studied folk art. Upon returning from his grand tour, Blake evolved from classical naturalistic oil paintings to collages containing movie stars, musicians, and pin up girls. In the late 1970s, the artist was living in Bristol and moved away from his well-known glossy commercial pop art and focused instead on oil paintings containing literary and rural subjects.   

Deemed ‘The Godfather of Pop Art,’ Blake has created a diverse range of collages with various subject matters in popular culture such as film star posters, badges, and postcards. The artist cleverly blends together modernity and our society’s infatuation with celebrity cult status, with nostalgia. After ‘emotionally’ retiring in 1997 at the age of 65 from painting, Blake continues to create art, but no longer cares what the art world at large has to say about it. This ‘late period’ is focused on what he likes at the moment, and can have little relation to his previous signature artwork.

Blake studied at the Gravesend School of Art before attending the Royal College of Art. He has exhibited extensively, including in the UK and New York. He was awarded the title of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) before receiving a Knighthood in 2002 for his services to the visual arts. In addition to this great honour, he has received the Leverhulme Research Award and the John Moores Junior Award. His artwork has been featured in the collections of the Tate Gallery, the National Museum of Wales, and the Pallant House Gallery, among many others.  

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