Art & Hue presents Beat Films & Mod Musicals

Art & Hue presents Beat Films & Mod Musicals, a collection of pop art prints inspired by 1960s music movies.

An official collaboration with Studiocanal & Renown, Art & Hue has reimagined the original film posters to create stylish pop art prints, available in three sizes and 23 colour options.

The British music scene inspired several film makers to create stories around teenagers, with some social commentary but mostly as a way to create a modern musical that would appeal to young cinemagoers.

These films capture an exciting moment in time before and during the “Youthquake” of the 1960s, making its influence known through the collaboration of music, fashion, and film.

The rebellious “Beat Girl” features John Barry’s first ever film soundtrack, several years before he created the iconic sound of the James Bond films, whilst “Mods & Rockers” is the Western Theatre Ballet’s contemporary dance show set to music written by The Beatles.

What a Crazy World” is a London-based comedy & music vehicle for singing stars Joe Brown, Marty Wilde and Susah Maughan, whereas “Every Day’s a Holiday” was filmed at Butlin’s holiday camp with Carry On star Liz Fraser – both films feature turns by Freddie & The Dreamers.

Mods & Rockers pop art print by Art & Hue
Beat Girl starring Gillian Hills available with or without text
Filmed in Bristol in 1962, “Some People” aimed to recruit teenagers to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Scheme with the enticement of being in a band. Featuring David Hemmings, Ray Brooks, Annika Wills, & Harry H. Corbett, it’s on the set of this film that Carry On star Angela Douglas met her late husband, the actor Kenneth More.

The King of Carnaby Street John Stephen provided the menswear for the Joe Meek musical “Live It Up” starring David Hemmings, Steve Marriott of The Small Faces, and Heinz Burt, whilst Mary Quant supplied women’s clothing, and Vidal Sassoon created the hairstyles.

A stylish way to bring the heady days of coffee bars and spinning vinyl into the home, the collection features Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books).

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.

Find “Beat Girl“, “What a Crazy World“, “Some People“, “Every Day’s a Holiday” & “Live It Up” on DVD at Amazon.

“Mods & Rockers” (1964), “Some People”(1962), “What a Crazy World” (1963) Copyright © STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd, All rights reserved.
“Beat Girl” (1959), “Every Day’s a Holiday” (1965) & “Live It Up”(1963) Copyright © RENOWN PICTURES Ltd. All rights reserved.
Pop Art Copyright © Art & Hue ™ 2017. All rights reserved.