Celebrating 50 Years of Mr. Benn at Turnbull & Asser

Turnbull & Asser are excited to announce a new range of exclusive Mr. Benn pocket squares, launching this September. In a limited edition run of 100 pieces per design, Mr. Benn takes the mantle as secret agent and international man of mystery, MI6’s very own James Bond. On working with Mr. Benn creator David McKee for the latest collaboration, Turnbull & Asser’s head of design, Dean Gomilsek-Cole said,

This was our second chance to work with David, and he loved the idea of combining two very British characters to create a unique Mr. Benn story, so it made it even more special.”

[Mr Benn at the magical costume shop on Festive road]

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of this loveable character, the #00Benn collection launches as part of the David McKee exhibition from 16th August until 16th September 2017 at the Illustration Cupboard, nestled between our stores on Jermyn Street and Bury Street. Priced at £75, the limited edition pocket squares will be available online and in-store at our Jermyn Street and Davies Street locations, from early October.

Turnbull & Asser partnership with David McKee

David McKee is chiefly a writer and illustrator of children books. Most notably known for his bestselling picture books of Elmer, the patchwork elephant, King Rollo and Not Now Bernard. McKee was born in Plymouth, Devon in 1935 and studied art at Plymouth College of Art. He worked as a cartoonist and illustrator for newspapers and magazines, before publishing his first picture book in 1964.

[David McKee]

“I’m very fond of Mr Benn,’ says David, ‘When you create a character, it’s very much like your own children – you have to give them a certain amount of attention and a certain amount of liberty as well.” 

For more details visit: The Illustration Cupboard

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