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Catalogue No: OSPR001ST Artist(s): Offspring Location: A country house in Wiltshire, UK Date: 2003 Era: The 2000's Edition: Storm Thorgerson 20/20 Edition Print type: Giclée Print Paper type: Archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper

Storm Thorgerson recalled 'I was unreasonably wary that Offspring (LA neo-punk band) would be possibly as aggressive as their music, but, to the contrary, they were very charming. For their album, Splinter, released in 2003, they commissioned four pictures from us. One of these is known as ‘Glass Family’ and another as ‘Moonstab’, both in the 20/20 collection. I think they liked the title Splinter for being sharp and angular like their music and with several different meanings, varying from the simple wooden shaving which stabs your finger to break-up, the splintering of a relationship or an outfit like a band, or even a family. And what more likely family to splinter than a glass family whose break-up would be into sharp, angular, splinter-like shards with accompanying sounds of breaking glass. I imagined the glass family to be two up and two down, a loving couple and their replica loving kids joined at the hip, in morality, if not in actuality - necessary when constructing a glass sculpture in order to give it some stability. Our glass family is made of sugar glass which comes from a mould, itself made from a clay maquette, Sugar glass is used in films when people fly dramatically through windows. Our family are gathered in their well-to-do garden by the fishpond in order to be photographed for the family album, and also back-lit to highlight the glassiness. Personally I always thought that the little girl was the most spooky - present but transparent, like a ghost or a memory - a memory of when the family were together in the flesh, not as glass.'

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  • Print type

    At Rockarchive we carefully select the best print-type to optimise each individual photograph. We have chosen to print this image as a giclée fine art print produced in our London studio.

    A giclée print is the most popular way of producing great quality collectable prints in the digital age. It is produced is by scanning an original negative. The image is then outputed onto the chosen paper using specialist inks to make a beautiful archival print. 

    Paper type

    This giclée print will be produced on archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper. Photo Rag paper is the most popular choices amongst professional printers as it produces high quality fine art prints with excellent clarity and depth.  

    'A series' print paper sizes

    Our prints are available in a variety of sizes. Please see below for specific measurements for the 'A series' of paper sizes.

    A3 (11.7" x 16.5" inches) (29.7 cm x 42.0 cm)
    A2 (16.5" x 23.4" inches) (42.0 cm x 59.4 cm)
    A1 (23.4" x 33.1" inches) (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm)
    A0 (33.1" x 46.8" inches) (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)

    Please note all our sizes refer to the paper size of the print produced not the image size

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