‘Defence of the Inanimate - Pepsi Can’ is a Giclée print by iconic artist Anthony ‘H’ Haylock. Printed onto 300gsm Somerset Photo Satin paper, the print is from a limited edition of 50 and is signed by the artist.
Antony ‘H’ Haylock knows how to have a little fun with art. His work centres around iconic, inanimate objects which, as he says, contain “the power to evoke an emotion, a memory, a visual time stamp.” H’s prints artfully blend high-impact compositional technique with tongue-in-cheek wit, to produce an appealing aesthetic. The ‘Defence of the Inanimate’ series - inspired by a childhood book in which inanimate objects come to life - deftly showcases H’s artistic approach, blending pop-art themes and styles with fine art skills and a penchant for word play. ‘Defence of the Inanimate - Pepsi Can’ - the third in the series - interacts with H’s Coke can image, emblazoned with the slogan “I’m glad I ain’t a Pepsi.” After completing the print, H balanced out the series, producing the flip side from the Pepsi can’s perspective: the iconic blue and silver can sits against an off-white background with the aspirational slogan ‘I wish I was a Coke’ printed underneath its logo. The final result is not only beautiful, with its bold pop-art aesthetic, but enduringly witty: an imaginative take on art’s relationship to consumerism for the twenty-first century.