Yellow Subversion – The Artwork of Yellow Submarine

50by70 has just announced the release of its third volume entitled Yellow Subversion: The Artwork of Yellow Submarine, a boxed set of five 50 x 70cm screen prints of artwork from the famous Beatles film…

50by70 has just announced the release of its third volume entitled Yellow Subversion: The Artwork of Yellow Submarine, a boxed set of five 50 x 70cm screen prints of artwork from the famous Beatles film…

“We’ve collaborated with The Beatles’ Apple Corps and produced a portfolio of screen prints of some of the beautiful artwork from the movie,” explains 50by70’s Tim Fishlock of the project. “There is an accompanying 40 page book featuring an essay by Josh Weinstein (former showrunner and producer of The Simpsons) in which he makes the case for Yellow Submarine being the greatest movie of all time and an inspiration for his career in animation.”

Here’s a look at the box set and its contents:

“Aside from the 16-colour screenprint of John, Paul, George and Ringo peering through those iconic submarine portholes [above, right], we have focused our attention on some of the more obscure characters from the film,” Fishlock continues. “Characters that we think best represent the visionary approach of the animators and that illustrate why the artwork of Yellow Submarine is still as fresh and influential today as it was 44 years ago.”

Yellow Subversion: The Artwork of Yellow Submarine is available in a strictly limited edition of 350 copies priced at £395. The five enclosed screenprints are all printed on 175gsm acid-free Colorplan pristine white stock at 50 x 70cm.

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  • Heinz Edelman’s name is nowhere to be found in this post. I hope he gets the credits he deserves somewhere in this box…

  • That was exactly my first thought: What about Heinz Edelmann? What do I care about this Simpsons guy?

  • In response to the comments made by Bureau l’Imprimante and Florin…of course Heinz Edelmann is credited in Josh Weinstein’s essay! This set is a celebration of not only Edelmann’s vision but of the visionary approach of the mostly young, unsung artists that toiled away in rinky-dink offices in Soho Square to produce a piece of art that’s unrivalled in its influence in the world of animation.

    Josh Weinstein and his writing partner Bill Oakley wrote some of the most celebrated episodes of The Simpsons. In my opinion, The Simpsons is the second most important and influential work of animation ever. I thought it would be interesting if someone who was instrumental in creating The Simpsons during the show’s golden age, shared their thoughts on Yellow Submarine. Weinstein also happens to be an obsessive and extremely knowledgeable fan of the movie.

    Obviously, we believe that Josh Weinstein’s essay in which he details the influence that Yellow Submarine had on the makers of The Simpsons will appeal to the kind of people who would be interested in buying our product.

    Tim at 50by70

  • Bp

    To not even mention his name once is completely insulting to the memory of the great Heinz Edelmann. Even the link to the website has no mention of him.
    This project rides on the back of his illustrations and they are even selling prints of his work, but fail to credit him!
    This company (don’t want to give them more publicity by naming them) should feel ashamed.