Peter Blake's ABC
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2010
  • Price: $13.50
  • Trim Size: 7 14 x 7 78
  • ISBN: 1-85437-816-3
  • EAN: 9781854378163
  • Page Count: 64
  • Illustrations: 56 full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

British Pop artist Peter Blake has an eye for the quirky and the overlooked. Best known for designing the cover of The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Blake has never stopped working. This charming ABC is composed from the extensive collection of objects and ephemera he has gathered in his studio during his long career. Designed in close collaboration with the artist, Peter Blake's ABC displays the strong graphic sensibility and the love of popular culture for which he is renowned. This charming book will delight young and old alike.

About the author

Peter Blake was a pioneer of the Pop Art movement in the UK in the 1950s and

’60s. His interest in and appropriation of popular culture, as seen in his portraits of movie and pop stars and his re-creations of commercial packaging, predated Warhol. With his design for the album cover of the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and other works, he helped create a British Pop aesthetic that defined an era. He continues to work today, and generations of artists have cited him as an influence.