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Status Quo


Status Quo is a British hard rock band from London, England. The band was originally called The Spectres, formed by high school students Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962. After a number of name changes, the band became The Status Quo in late 1967, before permanently adopting the name Status Quo in 1969.

During a concert in Germany in 1982, guitarist Francis Rossi made a small mistake when playing the song “Caroline”. Instead of playing the first few notes of the song, he played the wrong note and started the song wrong. The rest of the band kept pace, but the German audience, which was known to be very strict about timing and musical quality, started to whistle and boo the band. Francis Rossi, who was known for his humour, decided to make a joke to lighten the mood. He asked the whole audience to sing the missing note along with him. The German fans laughed and started singing along with the band, which eventually saved the concert.

Since that day, the band has incorporated this little mistake into their live performances, often asking the audience to sing the missing note during the song “Caroline”. This little anecdote shows how close the band was to their audience and how they knew how to use humour to make up for a mistake.

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B&W picture – available in 3 sizes, with or without american frame

40 x 60 and 50 x 75 (unframed or framed) photos are printed in piezography process* 

For any other size or finish, please contact us on the ‘Contact’ page

*A print sublimated by piezography inks will allow you to rediscover the magic of a nuanced print, revealing blacks and whites worthy of silver techniques, transposed into digital.
Longevity of carbon pigment inks
Tests carried out in the USA, in the Wilhem research center, guarantee a longevity of 150 years if these inks are associated with acid-free papers, with the Hahnemühle or Canson paper ranges we work with.
On a more technical aspect, the carbon inks are encapsulated: it is coal dust mixed with a binder which allows to deposit it on the paper. No difference in density between the printer output and after drying. There is a slight evaporation of the binder which stabilizes the pigment on the coating. It remains then the coal dust, which will give the density and nuance of the black and white impression.
The inks are made from pure monochromatic pigments chosen for their resistance to light, available in seven progressive shades, from light gray to black. They are specially designed to reflect light back to the viewer’s eye and completely eliminate color anomalies such as metamerism (which changes color depending on the light source). The Piezography System, monochrome inks, provides a unique photographic look that includes depth and brilliance throughout the image surface.
The formula allows for a longevity that reaches record levels when printing on archival and fine art papers. The print quality is at least equal to the best silver baryta print, if not better.

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small (30 x 45cm), medium (40 x 60cm), large (50 x 75cm), framed (50 x 75cm)


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