Sony/ATV Publishing has teamed up with some of the UK’s hottest young artists to create a collection of artwork inspired by some of pop’s most iconic songs.
The limited edition collection - It’s Pop, It’s Art - comprises nine silkscreen prints that feature lyrics from songs that have shaped and influenced generations.
The songs used for the artwork are Dusty Springfield’s Son of A Preacher Man, Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want To Have Fun, All You Need Is Love by The Beatles, Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, Indeep’s Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, Our House by Madness, Motorhead’s Ace of Spades, I Fought The Law by The Clash and Super Freak by Rick James.
Rising stars in the art world were commissioned by Sony ATV to create the prints including Kate Moross and Guy Field, who have created artwork for Vice, MTV and Ray Ban and others.
“We kept the designs simple and literal, so that they would feel directly connected to the song and the themes it conjures in your head," said Moross. "Specifically, with the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun poster we included the sunglasses as there is an amazing scene [in the music video] with a sequence of different girls wearing amazing 80s sunglasses.”
All nine designs have been approved by the songwriter or their estate and are officially IPIA stamped with a Certificate of Authenticity.
There is a limited run of 150 copies, are each priced at £225 framed, £150 unframed and are available from www.itspopitsart.com.
By Georgina Littlejohn