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Badge - OZ Magazine Pin Badge

OZ Magazine Pin Badge

  • Object:

    Badge

  • Place of origin:

    London (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca.1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed paper and plastic film pressed on to metal pin back

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the support of Art Fund and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    S.26-2018

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This a pin badge promoting the countercultural magazine OZ. It has a psychedelic style typical of the underground press movement with an orange background and pink text reading 'GUARANTEED OZ BEAUTIFUL !FREAK!' features an image of a dreadlocked 'freak' named Lee Heater who appeared on OZ the cover of issue 24 as a poster boy for an alternative lifestyle. Printed paper on a metal backing covered with celluloid, ca. 1970.

Physical description

Metal pin badge with printed paper and plastic film cover. Image of a man with dreadlocks. Dayglow colours with orange background with pink text and image.

Place of Origin

London (manufactured)

Date

ca.1970 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Printed paper and plastic film pressed on to metal pin back

Marks and inscriptions

'GUARANTEED OZ BEAUTIFUL !FREAK!'

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.5 cm

Descriptive line

Circular pin badge. Orange background with pink text reading 'GUARANTEED OZ BEAUTIFUL !FREAK!' and image of Lee Heater who appeared on OZ the cover of issue 24. Printed paper on a metal backing covered with celluloid, ca. 1970. Felix Dennis OZ Magazine Archive

Materials

Paper; Plastic; Metal; Material

Techniques

Offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Counter culture

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Psychedelia

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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