SO, you love the looks of hi-fi components? Want pictures of them on your T-shirt? Wanna hang framed pictures of them on your listening room wall? We are not sure who can help you with the former but for the latter, veteran speaker designer, writer and musician Phil Ward just might have something to float your boat.
Ward has been involved in the British hi-fi industry since graduating with a design engineering degree and joining Mordaunt-Short in 1982. He has designed numerous hi-fi speakers and project managed many hi-fi electronics products during spells with Morduant-Short and Naim Audio.
He is now in a new venture called Audio Icons, which is a limited edition print project inspired by classic and revolutionary British hi-fi products of the 1970s and 1980s. Audio Icons kicks off with editions illustrating six iconic amplifiers and nine iconic speakers. Planned future editions include turntables, a second collection of speakers, a second collection of amplifiers, and complete hi-fi systems. Editions will be limited to 100 with each print signed and numbered.
The illustrations that comprise Audio Icons are created by using a variety of digital techniques and based on a combination of personal experience, photographic research and manufacturer’s data. The illustrations portray each product as accurately as possible while at the same time capturing their unique personality and the extraordinary creativity, engineering skill and enthusiasm that went into each one.
The 332 x 484mm prints are made on high quality 200g fine art paper and supplied rolled and ready for framing. Prints retail at £60 each, including postage in the EU. More information can be found at www.audio-icons.com.