BML Wall o’Fame #11 – Icons

17 March 2017

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We decided to throw the subject area wide open with our latest set of charity art prints, going with the theme ‘icons’.

Theme #10:
Icons

As this is such a massive area to explore, we decided to restrict ourselves somewhat by choosing just two colours. We eventually settled on the 2016 Pantone Colours of the Year – Rose Quartz and Serenity. A slightly odd choice – and two colours that we’d never choose ourselves.

We were excited to see the results and we hope you agree that there were some great visual responses! All prints are available to buy online through the BML Charity Print Shop.

Colours of the Year 2016

Toys of the 1980s -
Dave Holloway

The two colours we were given seemed to have a natural draw towards childhood. Being a child of the 1980s, Creative Director Dave’s response was to explore iconic toys from the era. Alas, he wasn’t lucky enough to own a Big Trak, but he did have a Simon and it was beyond good.

See Toys of the 80s on the BML Charity Print Shop

Wall o' Fame: Icons - Toys of the 80s
Wall o' Fame: Icons - Toys of the 80s detail

Flying Scotsman -
James Lodge

Having recently returned to the mainline after a multi-million pound overhaul at the National Railway Museum, the UK’s most iconic steam locomotive is now firmly back in spotlight.

Famous the world over, the locomotive set two world records (including the first to be officially clocked at 100mph in 1934) and has even toured abroad in the USA, Canada and Australia.

This icon of British engineering has delighted onlookers since introduction 1923 and designer James will be one of them later this year when he’ll be lucky enough to ride behind her on the Settle–Carlisle line!

See Flying Scotsmans on the BML Charity Shop

Wall o' Fame: Icons - Flying Scotsman
Wall o' Fame: Icons - Flying Scotsman detail

Instamatic -
Kevin Summers

Kevin’s print is a tribute to the utilitarian cult classic, the Instamatic. The Instamatic was a series of inexpensive, easy-to-use cameras launched by Kodak in 1963. They proved so popular that ‘Instamatic’ became the common way to refer to all point-and-shoot and cartridge-loading cameras, regardless of manufacturer.

See Instamatic on the BML Charity Shop

Wall o' Fame: Icons - Instamatic

Fender -
Rik Kendell

Ask anyone to draw the shape of a guitar, and almost everyone would draw something looking like a Fender. As a long-time bass player Rik has owned and played all kinds of bass guitars, but finds himself always drawn back to a classic looking Fender.

While the body is often the focal point of a guitar, developer Rik wanted to draw attention back to the neck and headstock. Despite using varying shapes on different models throughout different eras, the silhouette of a Fender headstock is always recognisable. Simple, practical and always beautiful.

See Fender on the BML Charity Print Shop

Wall o' Fame: Icons - Fender

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