We are very pleased to announce the launch of a new series of Tablet Editions, which feature some classic mid sixties images by British photographer David Wedgbury, like this iconic image of Eric Clapton reading The Beano from 1966.
What are Tablets?
Tablets are a new concept in collectible photography – a range of limited edition freestanding miniaturized 3D artworks, small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, and ready for display straight from the box onto your desk, bookshelf or wherever you choose – they look good anywhere. We are very excited about them, and we hope you like them as much as we do.
They are designed for art lovers who just don’t have the space for large format photographs, and want something more manageable that they can enjoy in a flexible way, either at work or at home, and move around to suit their mood. They are ideal for someone taking their first step into the collectible photography market; someone who is is looking for an affordable and precious object to cherish.
The founding philosophy behind Tablet Editions is that each and every Tablet must represent the very best work from any given artist’s archives. Over time, the body of work released in Tablet format will grow into a substantial series of carefully curated limited edition collectibles, enabling you to build a beautiful art collection without major constraints on your wallspace or your back pocket.
Each Tablet measures 7.5cm x 7.5cm x 2.3cm ( approximately 3 x 3 x 1 inch) and comes in its own lush presentation box, with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Tablets make ideal gifts, and are eminently affordable, so why not treat yourself, or a friend?
Here’s some more information on the new range of Tablets.
Eric Clapton with John Mayall: Blues Breakers
There’s slowhand, tucking into the latest issue of the Beano comic, back in 1966. This image appeared on the cover of the Blues Breakers album, released in July of that year. Interestingly, the band name John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers would not appear on this album – only on subsequent records. This one was credited simply to ‘John Mayall with Eric Clapton’. On the cover, Mayall sits on the left of the frame, while John McVie and Hughie Flint sit on the right. This is a classic example of being able to see more on the original photograph than you can on the album – in this case the graffiti "Up Labour Down Tories" is clearly visible, but on the album it is obscured by the graphics. Order it here
Also included are two key photographs of the Who, captured at the top of their game, in 1965, when Maximum R ’n’ B was their byline. The image of them standing next to four oil drums was used on the cover of their first UK long player, My Generation, and shows the band looking up at the camera, John Entwistle resplendent in Union Jack Jacket. The second image, showing the boys in front of Big Ben looking down to camera, and is a session image from the cover of their first US album, The Who Sings My Generation.
This photograph of the pint sized mod maestros appeared on the sleeve of their first LP, Small Faces, released in May 1966. Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones laugh into camera, in front of a large blackboard covered in, you guessed it – small faces. One of the chalk faces has a cigarette (or maybe something stronger) drawn in. Order it here
Special launch offer
Tablets cost £65 each plus postage. It just wouldn’t be right to launch a new set of products without a launch offer, and so we are offering a nice discount to anyone who purchases all four of the new David Wedgbury Tablets. Instead of the usual price of £65 each, purchasers of a full set of four can lock in to a special price of £55 each, ie £220 for the set – a saving of £40.
This is a launch offer and will only run for a limited time. You can lock into this price here
The new David Wedgbury 1960s Tablet range is now in stock and ready for shipping.
We launched Tablet Editions in 2010 with a set of four images by Simon Larbalestier from his Pixies archives. These are still available, and are usually in stock.
Simon is best known amongst music lovers for the photographs he created for The Pixies albums and singles sleeves, and his inaugural set of Tablets include the images used on the cover from the Pixies albums Come on Pilgrim, Surfer Rosa, and Doolittle. The fourth Tablet in the set, ‘Spike’ the dog, is an image that appeared on the sleeve of the single ‘Here Comes Your Man’.