Revealed: A New Official “Watership Down” Poster

Watership Down Poster - Radi71

Vice Press will release two stunning-looking a poster celebrating Richard Adams’ classic novel Watership Down produced under license from Nepenthe Productions – the work of celebrated illustrator Raid71 (aka Chris Thornley).

This beautiful art print which will be released at 5.00pm GMT on Monday the 11th April exclusively at and is available in a “standard” edition at £40 and a haunting variant, priced at £60.

The variant Watership Down poster by Radi71 aka Chris Thornley

The variant Watership Down poster by Radi71 aka Chris Thornley

Watership Down, the classic award-winning adventure novel described as “an inspiring read – and not just for kids” by the Toronto Star’s Bruce Demara, written by Richard Adams, was first published by London-based Rex Collings Ltd in 1972. Set in southern England, the story features a small group of rabbits. Although they live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language, proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Evoking epic themes, the novel – later adapted into a film and TV series – follows the rabbits as they escape the destruction of their warren and seek a place to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way.

His first novel, Adams completed a sequel, Tales from Watership Down, published by Random House in 1996, Ia collection of 19 short stories about El-ahrairah and the rabbits of the Watership Down warren, with “Notes on Pronunciation” and “Lapine Glossary”.

Raid71, aka Chris Thornley, is a British illustrator, comic cover artist and art director who has produced work for numerous galleries, film companies, picture houses and bands. Raid71’s work has appeared in exhibition across the globe in both solo and group shows.

Vice Press are a UK based print house focused on producing fully licensed art prints and screen printed posters featuring primarily
British and European properties from movies, television and literature, working with both up and coming and well-known artists from around the world to produce new and distinctive works of art.



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