Monday 24 July 2017

Spycraft with Art & Hue's Sixties Spy Illustrations

Ah, the golden age of espionage. It used to be the height of subterfuge to pass a hidden microfilm in a newspaper on a park bench, all before quaffing a cocktail and zipping off for a romantic break in an open-top sports car. 
Nowadays spying involves cyber-hacking government email servers or monitoring satellite reconnaissance, neither of which capture the glamour, albeit fictitious, of secret agents from the 1960s. 

Remembering dashing operatives of the past, Art & Hue presents 1960s spies, a new collection of stylish pop art illustrations featuring iconic Sixties agents, available in three sizes and 24 colour options. 


The glamour and flamboyance of Simon Templar, James Bond and Jason King; the gritty spycraft of Callan and Harry Palmer; the cryptic and surreal mystery of The Prisoner and Modesty Blaise – these 1960s spies set the template and benchmark for all future spy films and TV shows.

Art & Hue’s minimal stylised graphic illustrations feature the super spies that defined the 1960s in film & television, and helped to promote the vibrant changes taking place in Swinging London around the world.
Capturing the spirit of the 1960s, Michael Caine, Roger Moore, Patrick McGoohan, Edward Woodward, Sean Connery, Terence Stamp, Peter Wyngarde, and George Lazenby have been given the Art & Hue treatment in this group of eight stylish graphic illustrations.

There are quite a few Carry On connections with shows that these spies appeared in -  many Carry On actors & actresses appeared in episodes of Patrick McGoohan's “The Prisoner” including Fenella Fielding, Richard Wattis, Norman Mitchell, Wanda Ventham, and Patrick Cargill. 

Likewise Roger Moore's "The Saint" had Carry On actors Imogen Hassall, Julian Holloway, Joe Robinson, Valerie Leon, Margaret Nolan, and Billy Cornelius. Peter Wyngarde's "Jason King" ALSO had Carry On actors including Anton Rodgers, Liz Fraser, Angela Douglas, and Edina Ronay; and "Department S" starred Edina Ronay and Wanda Ventham.

Exclusively by Art & Hue, all pop art prints are printed on museum-quality archival card of 310gsm, made from 100% cotton, using fine art pigment inks which last hundreds of years. 

Visit to see the full collection of pop art prints.

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