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  • Professionally appraised and certified artist original.

  • This work is in excellent, like new, condition.

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Harland Miller

British satirical writer and painter

Harland Miller is a writer and painter most known for his reproductions of Penguin book jackets and his sly, frequently sinister sense of humor. Miller's works frequently contain undercurrents of sarcasm and self-deprecation, and examine the connection between word and picture in order to comment on the common discrepancy between representation and reality.

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Too Cool To Lose

White Frame Included

Too Cool To Lose from Harland Miller’s Penguin series is a great example of the artist’s mastery of colour-coding his invented Penguin titles and coming up with short, punchy yet rich concepts for his texts. This series of works are based on the dust jackets of Penguin books, their authentic, rugged second-hand look realistically recreated by the artist through a method of layering paint over an original high-resolution digital photograph. The photorealistic rendering is significant in terms of the concept behind the series, such as in the case of this print where the yellow and black have an apparently worn aesthetic and even the dog-eared spine of the book is included. Miller is interested in subverting the familiarity and nostalgia evoked by the well-known Penguin book design, as well as the almost three-dimensional and used representation of the reimagined covers through using them as a context for his satirical, witty and at times controversial statements. Social satire is a core element both to this series and Miller's oeuvre as a whole and experimenting with its representation in various forms that combine text and image. He was drawn to appropriating the Penguin book format because, in his words: “the intention was to bring books to 'the people' - to cheapen the erudite and elitist stuff into looking less intimidating, so pursuits such as bridge could be mastered by anyone. Even if you didn't have a drawing-room, you could still play a mean rubber.”

Screenprint, 2012

Signed Print Edition of 50

H 64cm x W 46cm
H 25.2in x W 18.1in

  • Professionally appraised and certified artist original.

  • This work is in excellent, like new, condition.

  • HYPE Museum offers free global express shipping.

    We use FedEx / DHL / UPS’s Priority service.

    We prepay all customs duties and taxes.

    We will ship your order from wherever our works are being showcased in our partner galleries (see our Partner Galleries page for more information).

  • We have a 7-day return policy, which means you have 7 days after receiving your item to request a return.

    To be eligible for a return, your item must have been damaged, defective, or the wrong item upon receiving it. Due to fraud prevention purposes, we do not accept returns or exchanges for any other reason or after 7 days upon receiving your order. Before your order has shipped, however, you may cancel your order to receive a full refund.

    To start a return, you can contact us at contact@hypemuseum.jp


Harland Miller

British satirical writer and painter

Harland Miller is a writer and painter most known for his reproductions of Penguin book jackets and his sly, frequently sinister sense of humor. Miller's works frequently contain undercurrents of sarcasm and self-deprecation, and examine the connection between word and picture in order to comment on the common discrepancy between representation and reality.