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Poster - Sunshine Superman
  • Sunshine Superman
    Sharp, Martin Ritchie, born 1942 - died 2013
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Sunshine Superman

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sharp, Martin Ritchie, born 1942 - died 2013 (designer)
    Big O Posters Ltd (Publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Peter Ledeboer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 73, box B

Physical description

Psychedelic poster. Metallic silver background with black text and images, including ballerinas and other performers. Middle section is blue and white with an image of Donovan and more text.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1967 (made)


Sharp, Martin Ritchie, born 1942 - died 2013 (designer)
Big O Posters Ltd (Publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Sunshine Superman
Text of poster.

Sunshine came softly through my window today
Text of poster, along top edge.

Text of poster along right hand edge.

Sing a song for you, that's what I mean to do Seagull
Text of poster along bottom edge.

All the losers are grooving but that's up to you...
Text of poster along left edge.

The Magicia[n] / He sparkle [ed? es?] / in satin / and velvet / you gaze at his / splendour wit[h] / eyes you've not used / I tell you you his name is Love, Love
Text in middle section of poster.

Object history note

Gift from Peter Ledeboer (RF 2001/127)

Descriptive line

Psychedelic poster by Martin Sharp promoting Donovan entitled 'Sunshine Superman', published by Big O Posters Ltd. Britain, 1967.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Christoph Grunberg, ed. Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era London: Tate, 2005. 239 p. : ill. (some col.) ISBN: 1854375954.




Offset lithograph; Printing

Subjects depicted

Psychedelia; Music; Sunshine; Folk; Psychedelic art


Prints; Posters; Psychedelia


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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