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Anti Drugs Psychedelic Poster 1970

A fascinating piece of artistic design that at first glance looks like a classic piece of trippy psychedelia celebarating the drugs scene, the day-glo poster (22"x 28") full of swirling imagery & posting a roster of every drug imaginable: LSD, Hashish, Pot, Smack, Pot, Meth & many more. It is only when looking closer that we can see that this is actually an anti-drugs poster, the tag-line in the lower portion reading "Will they turn you on, or turn on you", this worked into the form of a psychedelic question mark.

 

Dating from 1970, the poster represented an interesting initiative by the American authorities (the Department of Health, Education & Welfare), to communicate with the drug-taking (or susceptible) youth of America, by delivering their message in the artistic "uniform" of the times. A great piece of counter-culture memorabilia & social history.

 

This silk-screened poster has been professionally cleaned & linen-backed. Prior to backing there was some general creasing necessitating light re-touching. The poster displays to stunning effect.



Price: £375.00

Artist: Underground
Year: '1970
Category: 70's
Format: Poster
Condition: Very good +
Reference: 69422



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