press comments

The British press has been unanimous in its praise of Morgan’s glorious and unashamedly nostalgic artwork...

MOJO Magazine: 'Said Johnny Marr to MOJO in 2007: “The seven-inch single, as an entity, is an absolutely powerful, possibly otherworldly object.” One man who understands this is artist Morgan Howell, who creates extra-large, handpainted 3-D reproductions of classic paper sleeve 45s for his Super Sized Art imprint. The natural wear incurred by the treasured disc is duly rendered in paint, making for a desirable artwork/ consciousness portal for vinyl junkie music heads everywhere. Morgan offers prints of famous singles, but also takes commissions.'

Dylan Jones, The Independent: 'Vinyl is returning to my life in a big way, in the form of Morgan Howell and supersizeart. 'Ziggy Stardust' by David Bowie (RCA), is the one I bought, the one that will soon be staring down at me from my study wall. Vinyl. It's back. In a big way.’

Mark Ellen, Word Magazine: 'Morgan specialises in immaculate oil-on-canvas replicas of much-loved vinyl sleeves including all their unique details – labels, doodles, fag burns, coffee stains, names of old girlfriends who used to own them crossed out, etc.'

MOJO Magazine: ‘Rarely has the MOJO office been so galvanised than when Morgan Howell popped in to show us his Supersized Singles. These 27-inchers are paintings, rendered on canvas, translating every idiosyncrasy of the best-loved singles in Morgan’s collection, from the photo-realistic recreation of the label (swoon at the loving recreations of the classic Decca and Brunswick logos!) to the corner crumples of the paper sleeve. ‘It’s enough to provoke a Proustian rush even if you don’t own the original Vertigo 45 of Black Sabbath’s Paranoid. The 3D quality is uncanny, just like an original single has been blown up with some science-fiction enlargement machine and plonked on your wall.’

Classic Rock Magazine: 'Accurate and oversized recreations of some of the greatest single releases of the 50s, 60s and 70s, it really has to be seen to be believed and will look awesome on any wall!’

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