Bill and Ben

From $300

DESCRIPTION

Dye transfer on acoustic felt tile, 80 x 60cm x 7mm
Limited edition of 50 prints, 2019. Ships in a box.

Bill and Ben the Flower Pot Men was a beloved British puppet show made in the ’50s and shown on Australian TV throughout the ’60s. The show centred around two tiny men made of flower pots and their friend Little Weed, who were visited on occasion by Dan the Potato Man. The Flower Pot Men spoke in Oddle Poddle (“Flobabdob!”), a language invented by Peter Hawkins, who also voiced the Daleks on Dr Who. Like the toddler-style language of the Teletubbies, Oddle Poddle was later criticised by do-gooders for hindering children from learning proper English. The original Bill and Ben puppets now reside in the London Museum.

PRICING/SHIPPING

For 10 days only, from 5-15 Nov, 2019, everything on the site is 20% off, inc frames but not shipping. Use promo code HOWIFELT . If you’re in Sydney you can avoid shipping costs by collecting the work and paying cash at my studio in Darlinghurst. Otherwise shipping will be calculated at check-out. Please allow 2-3 weeks for domestic delivery and 3-4 weeks for international as each print is handmade to order. If you need something urgently, let me know as I keep about 100 pieces in stock.

BACKGROUND

HOW I FELT is a series of 200 prints, each in a limited edition of 50.
All are hand-printed in Sydney using dye transfer on acoustic felt tiles.
I sign and number each print.
I love these felt tiles because they look and feel beautiful. As a bonus, they’re designed to absorb sound and improve a room’s acoustics.

FRAMING

L-pins ($10 for 4) or a hanging brace ($30) are a great way to hang my unframed prints on plaster or wooden walls. I recommend a wooden frame for brick or concrete walls. My frames are custom-built in Sydney using solid timber with natural grain. Each frame is $149. Please note that I do NOT include glass because the felt looks better naked. I can provide acrylic (not glass) and a sealed backing for $50 if the work will be hung in a moist environment like a beach house. Click here to add acrylic to your framed order.

CUSTOM WORK / COMMISSIONS

I enjoy special requests, be it for a certain product or theme, or work at a specific size. I also work with interior designers to create feature walls that visually and acoustically enhance a room.

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Description

work

powerpoint

tv show

Additional information

Weight 10-25 kg
Dimensions 120 × 120 × 6 cm
Frame

Unframed, Unframed with 4 L-pins, Unframed with Hanging Brace, Framed – White, Framed – Black, Framed – Natural, Framed – Teak