As if by magic, Mr Benn has arrived in Selfridges Birmingham so fans of the hit 70s cartoon can pick up an exclusive piece of art nostalgia.

Created from the original artwork by David McKee, Art You Grew Up With has landed in the iconic city centre store.

Mr Benn landed on our screens in 1971 with 13 tales of his visits to a magical Costume Shop, and guided by the Shopkeeper, his adventures to far-away lands where he transformed into different personas - a knight, cowboy and even a chef. The show was the childhood joy of millions and a nostalgia shared by generations today.

The fine art edition pieces have been created from the original artwork by David McKee and have been printed on 308gsm acid-free fine art Photorag paper, utilising the latest chromatic pigment inks. They have also been signed by the artist.

Sam Watts, general manager of Selfridges Birmingham, said: “Everyone of a certain age will remember Mr Benn and have a favourite character. We are proud to have the exclusive collection in our store, so fans of the show can re-live a piece of their childhood and be able to own a little piece of cartoon art history.”

Prices start from £10 to £385 and the collection is available on Level 4.

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PR by Clive Reeves PR Birmingham 

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