‘This Is England’ Limited Edition Screen Print
By Pete McKee
- From the ‘Now & Then’ series
- Silkscreen print on Bright White Colourplan paper
- Signed, numbered and titled by Pete McKee
- From a limited edition of 10
McKee: "One of the best dramas to come out of the UK has its production origins in Sheffield. WARP films was founded and remains in the steel city, and a lot of the locations for the TV drama are filmed in Sheffield. But obviously, the real reason This Is England is so wonderful is because of the amazing script and direction of Shane Meadows, as well as the stellar performances of the cast who so beautifully portray a culturally significant but difficult period of post 60’s Britain.
I was a ska boy at the time and avoided the Skins at all costs, though the fascism and violence of the movement was an 80’s anomaly, as the original skin / suede head movement was heavily into Jamaican ska music and was more about looking sharp and dancing neat.
This poster was originally commissioned as part of WARP’s 10th anniversary celebrations (we’re all at it these days) and was one of the fastest selling prints I have ever created.
The question is... Who’s your favourite character?”
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