It’s been 50 years since the classic British science fiction series The Prisoner debuted on television. Since then the show been remade, re-aired, copied and referenced, but never duplicated. Though it wasn’t on the air for long, The Prisoner is a show worth celebrating, and these officially licensed posters do just that.
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The posters are by artist Chris Weston, a lifelong Prisoner fan. They go on sale Friday, September 29 through Vice Press.
Each poster is 50cm by 70cm. The regular version, which is in colour, is an edition of 125 and costs £40 (or around $68). The black and white variant is an edition of 60 and costs £50 (around $84).
They go on sale at 3AM AEST on September 29 at Vice Press.
“I’ve made no secret about how The Prisoner is my favourite television show of all time,” Weston said in a statement. “I first saw it when it was repeated on Channel 4 on Monday nights during 1983-4. All my friends watched it too, and we’d run to school on a Tuesday morning to meet up and discuss what we’d seen the night before. We’d excitedly offer our theories about what it all meant and where it was going.”
“I have always wanted to create my own artistic tribute to The Prisoner,” he continued. “Fortuitously, my friends at Vice Press offered me the chance to fulfil my lifelong ambition to create a loving artistic homage, timed to coincide with the show’s 50th anniversary, and these new official silkscreen prints are the result. I could not have been more delighted and I poured heart and soul into the project. I wanted to create The Prisoner poster that my school-friends and I would have wanted for our bedroom walls, way back in the 1980s!”
We think he succeeded.