Hommage à Skywarp is a new poster-broadsheet designed and published by Oberphones in tribute to Skywarp, one of the first Transformers issued by Hasbro in 1984. The homage takes the form of an A4-format broadsheet which folds out into an A2-format (420 x 594 mm) poster. The broadsheet (plane form) side includes a series of four specially-written texts by design writer Christopher Wilson, exploring the cultural background of his purchase of Skywarp in early 1985 and the state of department store culture at the time; Skywarp's standing among his rivals in the Transformers range; and finally an anecdote of Skywarp's 'tech spec' characteristics. The poster (robot form) side comprises a graphic portrait of the Decepticon, based on the silhouette of the 1984 box illustration, and incorporating new photographs of the original model.

The poster is beautifully litho printed in two Pantone inks (matched to Skywarp's original colour scheme) on both sides. It is printed on 160gsm coated stock, mechanically creased to avoid unsightly buckling. It is posted folded in a hardback C4-format envelope.

 

Skywarp poster front   Skywarp poster back
  
 

Hommage à Skywarp is published in a limited edition of 500 copies, each of which is hand-numbered.
Please note that after this initial quantity has sold out, no further copies will be printed.
Copies cost £10 each. Postage: UK: free. Europe: +£1.50. USA and the rest of the world: +£2.
Oberphones can be contacted via this link.
The main Oberphones site (design, illustration, writing, sound) can be found here.

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