Choosing the paper
We chose the 270gsm Colorplan paper by G.F. Smith for a reason—the heritage of the paper dovetails perfectly with the period we will be covering in this series of limited edition prints.
It is best explained by G.F.Smith—
“Right up until the late 1960s, Britain’s television sets still flickered black and white. Then, in the summer of 1967, the pioneers at BBC2 changed everything when they started to broadcast in colour. Britain’s front rooms were transformed, as were the worlds of fashion, advertising and magazines. Inspired by this explosion of colour in popular culture, G.F. Smith took a pioneering step of its own and began to assemble a paper range of a scope and scale that was —up to that point—simply unheard of. Over the next five years this remarkable range, Colorplan, was carefully, skillfully and methodically assembled. Colorplan remains an iconic and indispensable element of the designer’s craft. In 1972, the revolutionary Colorplan established a new standard. Today it remains without equal.”