Vintage Playboy covers on sale now

Simon Claridge 'Playboy' collection - April 1973
Simon Claridge 'Playboy' collection - April 1973

A new collection of Playboy will go on sale tomorrow as the magazine pays homage to its most iconic covers.

Acclaimed British artist Simon Claridge has teamed up with the global brnad to transform a series of limited edition silkscreen prints

They will be available to buy at Castle Galleries in thecentre:mk from tomorrow (Friday, January 15).

The new collection features six cover images dating from 1967-1982, which Claridge handpicked after being granted rare access to the Playboy archives.

They will be embellished with Claridge’s signature ‘diamond dust’ finish, which ensures that no two people will view his art in the same way as light is reflected and refracted off the shiny particles of the ‘diamond dust’– an incredibly rare material that was handmade to order for this project.

Peter Viet-Lu, Gallery Manager for Milton Keynes’ Castle Galleries – Washington Green’s nationwide network of high street galleries – said: “Playboy is one of the most instantly recognisable brands in the world and Simon’s new collection pays homage to this bastion of popular culture.

“Playboy’s recent announcement to no longer feature nudity within the pages of its magazine reinforces Claridge’s approach to this new collection which focuses on a range of vintage cover images from the 1960s through to 1980s.

“His selection of images – chosen from over 700 covers dating back to 1953 – speaks of his penchant for a primarily 70s aesthetic, although the imagery undoubtedly has a timeless appeal.”