Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (fl.1967-69)

Created in the 60s by Michael English and Nigel Waymouth, Hapshash and the Coloured Coat combines psychedelic colors and middle eastern patters to depict magical and unearthly designs. Both English and Waymouth, met in 1966 after English had painted the shop front of Waymouth’s store in King’s Road, Chelsea. Shortly after creating the Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, English and Waymouth, began developing silk screening techniques, where they merged two or three colors together with gold, silver and fluorescent colors. Their goal was to give life to the streets of London, by plastering thousands of brightly colorful posters, yet their complicated silk screening technique limited their production objectives. Today, Hapshash and the Coloured Coat represent the historic hippie era of the 1970s and their unique artistic technique.

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