Doctor Who fans can buy limited edition prints of the series concept art under a new deal announced yesterday between the corporation’s commercial arm BBC Worldwide and Department Six.
Ten images are available initially including Dalek DNA, The Master’s Ring, The Doctor’s Fob Watch and the Santa Masks from last year’s Christmas special. Further prints including The Tardis, The Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver and Gallifreyan text are expected to the be added to the range.
Each print run is limited to 500 giclee editions which will be numbered and signed by the artists who created the original designs. The individual prints will also be delivered with an accompanying certificate of authenticity and princes start from �220 per image.
Carefully presented to ensure collectability and longevity, each print is hand-mounted and wrapped in a fine tissue paper overprinted with Gallifreyan text and shielded by a custom made foam lined box.
Edward Thomas, Department Six Chairman said the company were “keen to develop artwork that allowed the incredible talent captured in the images to be appreciated by future generations.”
“The intricacy and care put in to the prints makes them not only must-haves for collectors but for a wider audience appreciative of the magic of this treasured television series.”