A3 :: 20 x 14" // Limited Edition :: 100
A2 :: 26 x 18" // Limited Edition :: 50
A1 :: 37 x 25" // Limited Edition :: 25
B1 :: 42 x 30" // Limited Edition :: 10
Marmite is lively celebration of iconic brands and the pin-up girl era. Travel back with me to the 40 and 50s, and celebrate the heaven-sent knockouts of the period, whose images were made for slapdash display, flaunted on calendars and held pride-of-place on the wall of the mechanic's workshop. I've painted these lovely ladies combining their alluring curves with some of the things we hold dear. The result is a sexy blend of nostalgia and of the most enduring combination of all - sex and selling.
This brewing by-product turned toast topper has achieved cult status since 1905. The company's "Love it or hate it" ad campaign is bang on the money recently being recognised as a snowclone. The tagline replaced "My Mate, Marmite" as I remember it from the 80s. The growing up spread you never grow out of. Those who love it don't just want to eat it - Eat Marmite? They want to bathe in it, wallow like a hippo in mud in it.