MARVIN THE PREQUEL
...my name is Marvin – Marvin the Prequel!
The prequel to what has to be the greatest design to iconify and celebrate British sci-fi, and the urban myth that follows it: of how something so simple can become so iconic.
THE URBAN MYTH =
“Raymond Cusick (the overlooked designer of British sci-fi) was given a blank canvas by Terry Nation to create an evil dictator from outer space. So, Raymond went off to the BBC canteen for a cuppa to ponder over the brief. Whilst sat there, he picked up a saltshaker and levitated it across the table...
...And that’s how his design began!”
Our Marv consists of a saltshaker, a plunger, a whisk and a camera lens. The fish within his inner glass referencing Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, making Marvin an android.
But what’s Marv paranoid about?
It was a strange feeling for the artist to discover that, on 21 February 2013, whilst working on Marvin, the Prequel to an urban myth, Raymond Cusick had died.
Title: Marvin the Prequel
Collection: UK Invasion
Pieces in this collect: 12
Photo: Detail of painting
Materials: Acrylic paint on Canvas
Price: £4250 ono