Excalibur Estate Catford London, Illustrated Art Print
Excalibur Estate in Catford South London - A Prefab Maze. Illustrated Poster Art Print
The Excalibur Estate is a post-war 1940s prefabricated housing estate in Catford, South London. For decades, residents of the Excalibur Estate, have been fighting against property developers and hostile local authorities to save their bungalows from demolition.
This fight has proven to be in vain. The council have proposed to demolish it and replace or “regenerate” the estate, claiming that it would be virtually impossible to bring them up to modern standards. Conservationists have fought to save the estate from demolition, which they claim is a unique surviving example of twentieth-century architecture.
For this illustration, I thought of juxtaposing a ever hungry Pac man gobbling away bit by bit.
The prefabs were commissioned by Churchill from 1945-48 to solve the 'housing crisis' after the war. They were assembled in record time—each one took between eight hours and three days to build. One set an actual Guinness World Record, having been constructed in a mere 42 minutes. They were a national success: residents immediately loved them and strong communities grew out of this successful social housing scheme, which was only temporary and supposed to last 10 to 15 years.
Product Info & Sizes
Matte Prints on 250gsm thick paper.
Fine art Giclee Prints on 300gsm thick paper available. (I love this, as the archival inks enhance the colours, on light texture)
A5: 5.8 x 8.3in A4: 8.27 x 11.7in
A3: 11.7 x 16.5in A2: 16.5 x 23.4in
Shipping & Returns
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Shipping: Within UK : Royal Mail First Class Rest of the World: Royal Mail Tracked. (10 days - 20+ days depending on the country's customs)
Please note that prints are not framed. Please be aware that colours may vary slightly from what you see on your screen, depending on your monitor settings.
Giclee prints are printed on organic 100% cotton paper. Due to the nature of the paper, there are occasional grains and specks in the texture.