Borin Van Loon: Black Sun
Black Sun. Acrylics on glass, frame and board

Borin's was inspired by Nigel Waymouth and the late Michael English, who worked together as Hapshash & The Coloured Coat from the mid- sixties and produced a body of psychedelic posters which surpassed even those produced on the west coast of America. They even joined with producer Guy Stevens (later to work on London calling by The Clash), stoned musicians (including some of Spooky Tooth and T.S. McPhee of The Groundhogs) to make an album which was released on red vinyl: Hapshash & The Coloured Coat featuring The Human Host and The Heavy Metal Kids in 1967 – years before the Heavy Metal Kids had a couple of hits; and years before punks discovered coloured vinyl. As visual artists they produced their own album cover, of course...

Borin Van Loon: Hapshash LP coverOriginal LP cover
See the Inspirations page page for more examples of psychedelic posters and this explosion of colour and creativity.
One of the famous photographs of English, Waymouth and Stevens posing in a room with walls and floor displaying examples of their work shows a version of the album cover artwork with a black disc at the centre.


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