I've had these images for years after finding one particular track by these guys and researching them (they did music as well as posters) and now I can look at them afresh and see the connection with Harry Clarke and illustrators of his ilk.
Here is the track that you can listen to while looking at the posters to get the full Hapshash effect. I made this video in 2008 with my own footage of Mongolia, the Trans-Siberian railway, Morocco, ducks and the sea at Beachy Head.
|Fill one entire room with 'essence of 60s' = this image|
14 Hour Technicolour Dream
The Incredible String Band (I will do a whole post about these guys some time... omg, I love them)
Jazz at the Round House
Julie Felix (You can see the Harry Clarke/Beardsley influence straight away in this one. In fact it looks like a bit of a rip off!)
My White Bicycle
Crazy World of Arthur Brown at the UFO
Julie Felix again
My dad used to make posters like this back in the 60s. Years ago someone contacted him asking if he had any left because they wanted to include them in the 1997 'Les Sixties' Brighton exhibition of 60s art. It turned out that his first wife had them all in her attic and was cutting them up to use as colourful scrap paper for the schoolchildren she was teaching!
He also tells a story of taking some of his posters into a hippy shop in Brighton to see if he could sell them. Through a dense cloud of hash smoke, the owner admired them and drawled "Woah, what did you do these ON, man?"
And my father who, although arty is quite straitlaced, bemusedly says "Well, they're screen printed."
These are the only traces I can find of any of his posters on the internet. They are hardly worth posting as the images are so small and bad:
"A related item that is sometimes listed as one of Ballard's publications is By Day Fantastic Birds Flew Through the Petrified Forest. This is in fact a poster which includes a 43 word extract from The Crystal World. It was issued in 1967 by Eosgraphics for Firebird Visions Limited, with 50 copies of the issue being signed by Ballard (the remaining issues were unsigned), and is screenprinted in dayglo orange, yellow, dark blue, and gold. From here"
And here is a tiny copy of The Illuminated Man which also must have been sold on ebay at one time.