Limited Edition of 25. Taken from the N.M.E. album review illustration of Blur’s 3rd album Parklife .
This illustration features in Run’s book End Of A Century and shows the band as park animals – Damon Albarn is a squirrel – how can you resist this?! The NME was still mainly black and white and so is this illustration – a beautifully layered collage done with a xerox machine.
The album was released in April 1994 on Food Records, won a Brit Award and went 4 times platinum. In the year following its release the album came to define the emerging Britpop scene, along with the album Definitely Maybe by rivals Oasis. Britpop in turn would form the backbone of the broader Cool Britannia movement. Parklife therefore attained a cultural significance above and beyond its considerable sales and critical acclaim, cementing its status as a landmark in British rock music.