Colin works to create monster poster

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HE’S the prince of posters.

Colin Duffield has been the city’s most prolific poster artist for donkeys’ years.

And there’s no sign of him slowing down yet - even at the grand old age of 90.

His latest design is a real whopper.

In fact, rolling in at over six-and-a-half feet, the piece of pop art is taller than the artist himself.

When Sheffield author Neil Anderson wanted a poster to promote his King Mojo night there was only one man to ask - the artist who did all the work for Peter Stringfellow’s original club open in Pitsmoor in the 1960s.

Hand-painted in his groundbreaking style that promoted artists spanning The Beatles to the Rolling Stones, Colin’s new poster advertising the author’s forthcoming Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1960s Sheffield is set to be seen across the region.

Neil said: “It’s a real honour that Colin has given his time to do the poster.

“It’s a fantastic piece of art and there couldn’t be a better way to publicise the return of a club that rightly became legendary in the annals of after-dark history in Sheffield and the UK.”

Even Peter Stringfellow himself will be back in the city on Wednesday, November 23, to help host the King Mojo night to mark the launch of Neil’s book.

Neil added: “I don’t think there could have been a better way to launch the book.

“The response to the idea has been phenomenal and to be able to bring back something as iconic as the city’s King Mojo club is a real honour.

“A whole new generation has grown up hearing about the place and this will give them a chance, first-hand, to get a flavour of what they missed and meet the people that made it happen.”

The event will be staged in The Leadmill.

Tickets are £10 in advance and available from The Leadmill box office, Sheffield Arena, Sheffield City Hall and Okeh Cafe.

All profits from the launch night will go to the Sheffield Blitz Memorial Fund.