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eBay watch: Original 1972 Munich Olympics poster by Allen Jones


These things are getting more collectable by the year, original 1972 Munich Olympics posters we mean, not least this one by British pop artist Allen Jones.

28 posters were produced for the Munich Art Series by a variety of noted artists at the time, but the Allen Jones poster was the only one that featured the Olympic rings.

It's from as run of 2000, signed 'in the plate' and printed on good quality paper. As a future collectable, it's worth a look, as well as being an eye-catching piece of wall art in its own right. £5.19 is the current bid price.

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Penguin Decades

Penguin Decades

Penguin are celebrating 75 years of publishing with the Penguin Decades series. They've re-issued key novels from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s which they claim 'helped shape modern Britain' and define the period they were released. 

Each decade's books are given a distinct look with the work of a different artist. The 1950s all have covers designed by Peter Blake – including the version of From Russia with Love shown above – while the selected books from the 60s, such as A Clockwork Orange and A Kestral for a Knave, feature the artwork of Allen Jones. 

Zandra Rhodes' patterns grace the cover of the selected books from the 70s, while John Squire tackles the 80s. 

The books cost £7.19 each, a reasonable price for a nice bit of design and a meaty read. 

Find out more from the Penguin website