Inscape was asked to frame a very famous set of posters, sometimes called the dove posters, they were the art photographs taken in 1967 by American photographer Richard Avedon.
These posters are now iconic and the images have been seen so widely that their origin is often not known.
The Beatles contracted Richard Avedon to produce this set of amazing images. The prints would have taken hours to produce using a technique requiring light sensitive paper where areas of light and shade are highlighted and flooded with colour. It is a technique known as the Sabatier Effect or Colour Solarisation.
These days the technique could be achieved almost instantly using computer programmes but these images were painstakingly worked on and are attributed with accentuating key aspects of the sitters characters, the spirituality of George, the grounded image of Ringo proffering the symbol of peace and the pretty melodiousness of Paul, pastelised and confident. 1967 was the summer of love and the swirling black and white lenses of John's glasses encapsulate this as does the stark two tone colour of his image, hidden and impenetrable depth but right in your face.
The posters were produced in their tens of thousands and sold on news stands all over the world. Only limited numbers have survived in original condition because by their nature most would have been taped or pinned on bedroom walls and their life there would have been limited. In Britain they were distributed by The Daily Express, in the USA by Look Magazine and in Europe where these posters originated they were distributed by Stern Magazine.