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Poster advertising which posters were for sale

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1960s (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown
    Osiris Visions Ltd (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph poster

  • Museum number:

    E.1753-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 67, box A

Physical description

Psychedelic poster advertising posters for sale

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1960s (designed)

Artist/maker

Unknown
Osiris Visions Ltd (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph poster

Descriptive line

Psychedelic poster advertising the posters on sale by the publishers Osiris Visions Ltd. London, ca. 1960s.

Labels and date

Osiris Visions Ltd
Poster advertising which posters were for sale
Offset lithograph
E.1753-1991

Osiris Visions were partly owned by IT, and funded by UFO. It was managed by Joe Boyd and Danny Halperin, who was art director of Witchseasons Productions. Posters which were originally designed for publicity purposes were now available by mail order from Osiris Visions. Osiris posters were also bought by poster shops. In addition, Osiris acted as an agency through which commissions could be made for posters and record sleeves for other people, for example, promotional posters for The Who. Besides UFO posters, Osiris commissioned posters specifically for sale as decorative posters, in particular those with esoteric messages, providing valuable opportunities for its regular artists.
With some of its profits from the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream event, a distribution company E.C.A.L. Ltd was set up to distribute underground newspapers and posters. This meant it also distributed posters published by Oz magazine, such as the 'Mister Tambourine Man', and bookshops such as the Unicorn Bookshop in Brighton."

Text by Julia Bigham []

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Offset lithograph

Subjects depicted

Posters; Psychedelic; Music; Bands; Sixties

Categories

Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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