Remember the UFO print we featured earlier in the month? Well, the people behind that are back with a variation on the theme – this limited edition UFO postcard set by Piper Gates Design.
Very much in the same style as the recent Jason King print comes this limited edition UFO Mindbender print by Piper Gates Design.
Again, influenced by Giannetto Coppola’s work for Penguin, this is a tribute to the Mindbender episode of the cult live action Gerry Anderson show, as well as its lead character, Ed Straker.
The poster is sized at 30 x 40cm, printed on 170 gram paper and is limited to just 15 copies. If you want one, it is being sold via eBay at a 'buy it now' price of £9.99. See a shot of it in a frame over the page.
Not just any old retro stamp issue, FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson stamps also feature action sequences that work with a flick of the wrist.
Buty let's start with the stamps. The basic set features six landscape stamps featuring all of Gerry Anderson's Supermarionation TV shows from the 1960s – Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90. Plenty of presentation packs as you would imagine, all with their own added extras. But we like the one with a special pull-out four-page comic, which tells the story of the creation of the Thunderbirds through the illustrations of original TV21 comic artist, Gerry Embleton. Nice.
It's probably the TV series we talk about the most on this site. Indeed, we mentioned it this week relating to the classic Guzzini Sorella lamp. So you can see why we're excited about Space 1999 being issued on Blu-ray for the very first time by Network.
A product of the 70s and packing more space age design than a high-end Chelsea retailer in 1973, the Gerry Anderson-produced show (as the title suggests) was actually set from September 13th, 1999 – a nuclear waste dump explodes, blasting the Moon and Moonbase Alpha out of Earth's orbit and into a world of weird and wonderful, 70s-styled aliens and space hangouts.