Extremely rare original ‘mirror face’ British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster
HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH
Extremely rare original ‘mirror face’ British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1968 Clive Donner Comedy HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH, based on the novel by Hunter Davies and starring Barry Evans, Judy Geeson, Angela Scoular, Sheila White, Adrienne Posta, Vanessa Howard, Diane Keen, Moyra Fraser, Michael Bates, Maxine Audley, Denholm Elliott, Christopher Timothy, Nicky Henson, Roy Holder and The Spencer Davis Group
With its psychedelic credit sequence, pop soundtrack and coloured filter fantasies, Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush is the quintessential ‘Swinging Sixties’ film.
Poster art by Vic Fair (18 March 1938 – 24 February 2017).
‘Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush’ (1967) is one of his most notable poster designs, mainly for its innovative use of silver-mirror paper for the face of Barry Evans. This was ground-breaking use of an additional medium at a time when cinema posters were lithographic. The idea allowed the viewer to see their own image appearing on the poster in the role of the protagonist.
Vic Fair is recognised as one of the most significant designers working on British Film Posters during the 1960s and 1970s. He was born in Chadwell Heath, Essex and did evening classes at St. Martin’s College of Art. He worked in the Arthur S. Dixon agency (who had accounts with Columbis, Disney and Warwick) from 1954 until the 1965 merger with Downtons, becoming Downton-Dixon, under the aegis of Eric Pulford. “..there was a young fella called Vic Fair. Marvellous! In those days he was about 20 but I could see the possibilities and every time I got a job I used to give Vic the chance to design a poster for it and that went on for years and he never got one accepted. Then he did. Then he became a severe competitor to me. And designing the posters he did the same as me, he would sometimes do finished artwork, not very often, but he would get either Brian Bysouth or Fratini to do the finished artwork.” (Eric Pulford). Probably his most well-known poster artwork was for David Bowie’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth” in 1976.
The poster is in very good unfolded (rolled) condition with light crumpling at the lower edge.
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