The Ziggy Collection embossed silverglow tin, and the Ziggy
enamel badge. Please note, items are not in scale to each other.
I'll give my, complete attention to a very good friend of mine...
Artist and long time friend of David Bowie, George Underwood, has commissioned a beautiful set of enamel badges to commemorate the first UK and US Ziggy tours of 30 years ago. The badges are based on the original Ziggy Stardust cartoon images that George created for early promotional material. The five characters; Ziggy, Starman, Lady Stardust, and Weird and Gilly have been lovingly recreated for this special limited set of only 1,000 tins.
Here's the blurb from the
The Ziggy Collection by George Underwood
A 30th anniversary commemorative set of enamel badges
In 1972 George Underwood designed a set of cartoon images based on characters featured on David Bowie's LP Ziggy Stardust. In August that year the drawings were used in a programme for David's famous Ziggy Stardust concerts at the Rainbow Theatre in London. A sheet of colour transfers was also produced and used for promotional purposes, mainly in America. The images were widely used to promote many of David's early Ziggy shows and original printed items featuring these designs are now rare and highly collectable.."
The original Ziggy skin decals and a full-page music press ad.
Just two of many items that featured George Underwood's
Ziggy characters. Please note, items are not in scale to each other.
To commemorate the first UK and US Ziggy tours 30 years ago, George has commissioned a set of enamel badges featuring all five characters; Ziggy, Starman, Lady Stardust, and Weird and Gilly . Each character has been faithfully reproduced as a high quality enamel badge, personally overseen by George himself. The badges are carefully mounted on black foam inside a silverglow tin, its hinged lid embossed with the collection title.
This complete issue is limited to just 1,000. A booklet inside features a short history of the characters and features an individual printed number. Sets are issued from number one onwards - early orders will receive the lower issue numbers.
Go check out George's site for individual shots of each badge, and for technical and payment details. To order via PayPal you need to use firstname.lastname@example.org as the e-mail address.