This volume forms part of Tate Publishing's Modern Artists monographs. In a career spanning five decades, Peter Blake has established himself as one of the most influential and original artists working in Britain. Coming to prominence in the late 1950s and 60s his deployment of popular culture icons and consumer goods in his work earned him the title of 'father of pop'. His continued engagement with the technique of collage gave rise to one of the most iconic images of the 1960s, the cover he designed for The Beatles' @Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. Preferring to work outside of art world trends, Blake has instinctively drawn from his own life experience to produce work that unabashedly celebrates sentimental themes such as love, magic and nostalgia.