I’ve just printed my Spitfire silhouettes on red and white in my medium format, 48cms x 38cms – the first three orders will receive numbers 1/200, 2/200 and 3/200.
The Spitfire is a design classic and a symbol of British indomitability. The icon of British military history is so beautiful and yet proved so deadly.
I’m delighted that my colour-band format adapts so well to showing off the two silhouettes of the fighter – screenprinting is good at flat colour and bold outline, so the medium matches the subject matter just as it does with comics.
More Spitfires were produced than any other British Second World War aircraft – although the Hurricane was more numerous in the Battle OF Britain. Various versions were produced, but the Spitfire was the only British fighter to be in continuous production throughout the war.
It was designed by RJ Mitchell and first flew in 1936. More than 20,000 were produced in total until 1948 and was till in service (for the Irish Air Service) in 1961. As of 2015, there were apparently about 50 Spitfires still airworthy.
This design is now available in all three of my formats:
Standard size: 25cm x 19cm.
Larger size: 48cm x 38cm.
Largest size: 76cm x 56cm.
Handmade, limited edition screen print on mould-made, cotton paper.
Signed and numbered out of 200 in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds