NEW! The Toy Car Series consists of 4 large plates (10" coupe plate) of different design.
“The Toy Car” plate range is inspired by the iconic die-cast toy cars made by Dinky and Corgi in the UK in the 50’s and 60’s.
These brands defined the childhood of many in that period, and were a fundamental representation of the post-war boom, and a potent symbol of Britain’s manufacturing and industrial power. They were part of the “feel-good” sensation prevalent in that time, which included the Beatles, England winning the ’66 World Cup, Twiggy and the cool fashion of Carnaby Street, Michael Caine at the movies, and David Baileys black and white images which captured it all……
Michael Banks has photographed these models graphically and in profile, highlighting their instantly recognisable forms, and adding a dot-screen texture, evoking the children’s comics which were widely read during those years.
The result is a series of quintessential motifs, totemic and affectionally nostalgic……..
Applications include any space in a Hotel, Corporate or Residential interior, suitable for a wall-mounted artwork. The plates can be hung as a single plate or as a collective to fill a signature wall, as a kind of "plate mural". Suitable for functional use also.
10" Coupe Plate
Fine Bone China
Made in Stoke-on-Trent, England
Designed by Michael Banks