Friday, 20 April 2012

The Collectable Art Company: ‘Seventh Doctor’ costume design

The Collectable Art Company has announced the release of the second in their range of Limited Edition Fine Art prints of the original Doctor Who costume designs.

The officially licensed print features the 1987 costume designed by Ken Trew for the Seventh Doctor. As with the first release of the Sixth Doctor's costume in February, the print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and the print will be signed by both the designer and the wearer himself, Sylvester McCoy.

The print also comes with a 28 page booklet containing an introduction by McCoy, an in-depth interview with Trew describing the production process, plus never before seen preliminary designs and detailed photographs of the original costume.



Grahame Flynn, Managing Director of The Collectable Art Company said:
Having released Pat Godfrey’s design for the Sixth Doctor in March I am pleased to follow it up with the original design for Sylvester McCoy’s costume by Ken Trew. Ken has had a long association with Doctor Who, having first worked on the William Hartnell story The Myth Makers as a Costume Assistant. He has designed some major characters for the series including The Master as played by Roger Delgado and Anthony Ainley.

The prints are reproduced using a museum-quality process utilising colourfast inks and acid-free paper. These prints are of the highest quality and I'm sure that they will be treasured by the most discerning of collectors.

We are delighted to be working with Ken Trew and Sylvester McCoy on this project.

The prints are available for pre-order now and will be dispatched shortly after Sylvester McCoy returns to the United Kingdom after filming The Hobbit in New Zealand.

The print is limited to 750 worldwide, and is available for pre-order from the company's website.


The first design print released, for the Sixth Doctor's costume as designed by Pat Godfrey, is still available to order. Grahame Flynn updated us on distribution, saying:
Colin invited me to meet him at a recording studio in Somerset to sign the first batch of prints. He was also reunited with his original costume! We have sent out all those prints that were pre-ordered and are pleased to advise collectors that we now have a quantity of prints signed by Colin Baker and Pat Godfrey in stock and available for immediate dispatch.
Colin also posed in costume with the design of his coat, as seen here.