Stylish pop art of the Royal Festival Hall, constructed for the Festival of Britain in 1951 on London’s South Bank. This print features the riverside frontage of the Modernist building as it was when first opened in 1951.
Planned as a “tonic to the nation”, the Festival aimed to lift the spirits of a war-weary country by presenting a forward-looking & optimistic vision of what a Modernist post-war Britain could be.
Futuristic pavilions and towers inspired but the Royal Festival Hall endured as a renowned concert hall as well as a social hangout. Earning the nickname of “The People’s Palace”, the Royal Festival Hall is a unique contemporary building that has been consistently popular from the day it was opened.
Masterminded by Robert Matthew, the chief architect of the London County Council, the team of architects included Leslie Martin, Peter Moro, and Edwin Williams, along with designers Robin Day and his wife Lucienne Day whose illustrated fabrics inspire designers and artists to this day.
More than a special venue for concerts, the Royal Festival Hall is a social hub, with exhibitions, restaurants, and shops, that has continued to draw Londoners, and London visitors, to the riverside since 1951.
Available in A4, A3, and A2 sizes to fit standard-size picture frames. Please note black frame is not included, for a guide on choosing a frame size take a look here.
Part of the South Bank pop art collection, this print 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) along with graphic blocks of colour.
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