Signed and authenticated limited edition prints of album cover art

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"Record covers are perhaps the timelines of our lives. They remind us of where we were, what we were doing, and who we were with; they mark our student days, our holidays, our growing up, and our coming of age."

Richard Evans

Hypergallery is:

A virtual gallery devoted to contemporary artists working in the rock n' roll genre.

We aim to:

  • Celebrate seven decades of fantastic sleeve design.
  • Promote the growing renown for album cover art.
  • Give sleeve artists the opportunity and freedom to re-explore their original artwork and produce beautiful prints.
  • Give art lovers the chance to build a collection of artworks and collectables from a unique genre.
  • Give music fans the chance to express their allegiance in a new, grown-up way and to collect high quality artworks and collectables associated with the music they love.

Hypergallery is proud and excited to be working with some of the greatest visual talents in recent times. We support our artists through the creative process before we publish their prints, promote them and protect their integrity through appropriate marketing and partnerships.

Hypergallery works hard to ensure that the editions we publish and sell are of beautiful quality. Building on a portfolio of iconic images including Dark Side of the Moon by Hipgnosis and Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by Sir Peter Blake, Hypergallery is continuously building its collection of important works from publishers and artists around the world.

Hypergallery is based in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, England where prints may be viewed by appointment. We are always happy to spend some time showing off the work on the walls and from the plan chests – just email and let us know when you’d like to drop in. Don’t be shy, you don’t have to buy!

Hypergallery Ltd / Company Registration Number 4442114 / Registered in England

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our art or regarding your order, or if you have any comments about our site, you can contact us directly by using the link below:

EMAIL :: enquiries@hypergallery.com
ADDRESS :: Hypergallery, Signals House, Broadgates, Market Place, HENLEY-ON-THAMES, Oxon, RG9 2AA, UK
PHONE :: +44 (0)1491 637021
TWITTER :: @hypergallery
BLOG :: hypergallery.blogspot.com

Terms & Conditions

By using our website you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions and are legally bound by them.

Copyrights

The design of the site, including all graphics, structure and text is the property of Hypergallery Ltd and all rights are reserved.

All artwork reproduced on the site is the copyright of the respective owners who reserve all their rights. Any use of these images, including reproduction, modification, distribution or transmission is strictly forbidden unless the owners of the copyright give express permission.

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Buying online

It can be difficult to make a judgement about an artwork without seeing it in the flesh. We do our best to give you the information you need, visual and otherwise, to make your choices.

We can assure you that the artwork we publish, print or market is of the highest quality and that the artworks we market on behalf of other publishers have been selected by us to be of comparable quality to our own.

Our published artwork is printed on the finest paper stock by renowned and experience printers using traditional or modern techniques. They will either be signed by the artist or embossed with authentication.

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Pricing

The price of limited edition prints and collectables increases as the edition sells out. We reserve the right to change the advertised price of the artwork without notice. The price of the artwork will be in force from the date of publication on the website.

Payment made to the UK in other currencies will be converted to pounds sterling at the exchange rate current on the day of the transaction.

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Payment

We know how important it is that you feel secure about paying online so we use Sage Pay to process card and PayPal payments. Sage Pay provide secure online credit card and debit card payment solutions for thousands of online and mail order businesses and are the largest independent Payment Service Provider in the UK.

Payment made to the UK in other currencies will be converted to pounds sterling at the current exchange rate.

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Delivery

Prints are wrapped in acid free tissue, and packed into heavy-duty tubes. The tubes will accommodate up to three prints.

UK orders can be despatched by Royal Mail First Class post, Special Delivery or by courier. Orders to the rest of the world are despatched by Airmail or by international courier. In all cases, a packing and consignment cost will be added to your order and calculated at checkout. Responsibility for the print lies with us until you receive it and for this reason we insist on sending items over £150 by insured, sign-for shipping.

Check the blog for Christmas order-by dates.

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Returns / Refunds

We take great care to ensure that your goods are delivered to you in perfect condition, so please do not accept delivery if there is obvious damage to the packaging. If you sign for the goods you are accepting delivery in perfect condition and the shipping agent cannot be held responsible for any damage.

If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, you may return it for full refund of the cost of the artwork on the following conditions:

You must notify us in advance and within 7 days that you wish to return the artwork. You can do this by email to customer service or by mail to the UK postal address.

The artwork must be returned in its original packaging and undamaged within 7 days of your notification.

You accept that the shipping cost to return the print is borne by you.

The return shipment must be covered by adequate insurance.

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Frequently asked questions

What's to say someone can't just print another edition?

Well that would just be contrary! The very nature of a limited edition print is that it is limited, forever, to the total number detailed of the original edition. It your print is number 70 of 295 then it really is just that: the 70th numbered print in a total edition of 295. There will also be Artists Proofs (APs) numbering up to a maximum of 10% of the edition, and sometimes Printer’s Proofs (PPs) which are usually kept by the printer, or Hors Commerce prints (HCs) which are used by the publisher for promotional purposes.

Sometimes limited editions are published at different sizes. This is OK, as long as the sizes are distinctly different and that they are published at the same time.

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What are artist's proofs?

An artist's proof in modern practice is usually used to describe an impression of the finished work that is identical to the numbered copies. There can also be printer's proofs which are taken for the printer to see how the image is printing, or are final impressions the printer is allowed to keep but normally the term "artist's proof" would cover both cases.

Artist's proofs are not included in the count of a limited edition, and sometimes the number of artist's proofs, which belong to the artist, can be surprisingly high at twenty or more. By convention, the artist is not supposed to sell these at once.

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Who owns the copyright?

This varies from one cover to another. In most cases, if the cover is a photograph then the photographer will own the copyright. Design work is a little more complicated and depends entirely on the contract drawn up at the time of the creation of the art. Hypergallery doesn’t own the copyright, but in all cases we ensure that we have the permission of the copyright holder to produce the prints that we publish and we know that the same is true of the other publishers whose work we sell here.

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Why isn't an artist I have seen this work attributed to listed on your site?

Such is the nature of art! In many cases the creation of an album cover is a collaborative affair - take the Aladdin Sane cover as a prime example. Many album covers designs are attributed to artists who haven’t been directly involved in creating and signing the prints and we aim to make this as transparent and clear as possible in the product details.

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What is a giclée print?

The term giclée was coined in 1991 by Jack Duganne, a print maker working at Nash Editions. To make the word descriptive of ink-jet technologies he based it on the French language word "le gicleur" meaning "nozzle", or more specifically "gicler" meaning "to squirt, spurt, or spray". The name has since come to mean any high quality ink-jet print and is often used by artist, galleries, and print shops to denote such prints.

The word “giclée,” as a fine art term, has come to be associated with prints using fade resistant, archival inks and archival substrates produced on large format printers.

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Are the prints enhanced from the original?

Every case is different but yes, in many ways the print you receive will be very different from the original album cover. The idea that makes us at Hypergallery come over all warm and fuzzy is that the print you buy comes from the original artwork created by the artist before their design became compromised for the mass market. With a few unavoidable exceptions (when the artist is no longer alive) the print is conceived, created, approved and signed by the artist themselves. That wonderful LP cover that is now a mere faded shadow of its former self is reborn in all its original glory ... and then some!

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Why do some prints cost much more than others?

The value of a print increases as the edition sells out. You may see some prints on sale at a much higher price than others in the same collection and this will usually mean that less of these prints remain available on the primary market. It might also mean that a print has been signed by the musician as well as the artist - for this reason sometimes you may see exactly the same print available at two different prices.

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How should I care for my print?

We will wrap your print in acid-free tissue paper and ship it to you in a sturdy cardboard tube. When you take your print out of the tube it is a good idea to let it uncurl overnight on a flat surface before handling it. This will give the paper a chance to lose some of its springiness and make it much easier for you to handle. Remember to wash your hands before handling your print and to take care not to scuff the surface of the image as some of the print surfaces are very delicate.

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How should I display my print?

We recommend that you frame your print behind conservation quality glass or acrylic (most framers will offer this as standard) and make sure you use archival quality mount board. This way, your print will be free from any materials that might cause it to age prematurely - heaven knows we don’t want that!

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What kind of print will I be getting?

The product page should give you all the information particular to your print that you need. However, we can say that any print you purchase on Hypergallery will be of archival quality. What we really mean by that is that we use beautiful inks that will not fade on gorgeous paper that will not yellow. So you can display your print in the brightest room in your house without concern for it’s welfare!

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