FAB TESTIMONIAL FROM MIKE CALLAN, RENAISSANCE MAN!
July 02, 2018
I was so touched to receive a lovely email from author and fellow artist Michael Feeney Callan, whose Wikipedia entry and website make for interesting reading. Amongst other things, Michael has written biographies of Robert Redford, Sean Connery and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Watch my film to learn more. He writes:
“WOW!! ... the drawing (and cap!) are absolutely SUPERB! The concept is terrific. It's truly a worthy, classy tribute to John from a great fellow artist - you. It's strange and wonderful to think of my own childhood in Dublin, seeing John in HELP! wearing those beautiful caps and, as a kid and big admirer/fan, trying to emulate "the look" by getting my sister to stitch a baker boy's cap with extra fabric to raise the front ridge. And now, these years later, I'm honoured to be chatting to the creator of those caps. It'll be a real delight to see this come to fruition, Helen - we're so very pleased for you. Fans will go crazy for this precious item.”
These John Lennon caps are made to last! Helen Anderson's original design, originally created in 1964, worn here by the Beatle in 1975, still with the Ferrari pin he stuck into it when he passed his driving test and bought a powder blue convertible.
For the inside story on John Lennon and loads of memories from fashion designer Helen Anderson - Lennon's friend and of course the designer of his famous leather cap - listen to this great interview with Jude Southerland Kessler.
If you are in such a hurry to get hold of a cap that you don’t have time to measure your head, you could also check the size of another hat that fits: hat sizes are universal… in theory. Don’t see your size? Have a special request?