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The Specials


The Specials are a British ska band formed in 1977 in Coventry (England) around keyboardist Jerry Dammers.

Formed in 1977, the band was first called The Automatics and then The Coventry Automatics. The following year, the band became The Special AKA The Coventry Automatics and finally The Special AKA. Joe Strummer of The Clash attended one of their concerts and invited them to support his band on the On Parole UK Tour. This opportunity gave The Special AKA national exposure. In 1979, Dammers decided to start his own label and 2 Tone Records was born. On this label, the band released Gangsters, which became one of the top 10 bestsellers of 1979.

The band began to dress in a mixture of mod, rude-boy and skinhead styles in ‘two-tone’ suits (symbolising the members’ two skin colours), which they complemented with fashion accessories from the late sixties. Their first LP, Specials, was produced by Elvis Costello. Too Much Too Young reached number one in the UK charts, despite the controversial Despite the controversial lyrics promoting contraception, Too Much Too Young reached number one in the UK charts.

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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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