SHOW YOUR HEAD (LEGALISE POT RALLY).
SHOW YOUR HEAD (LEGALISE POT RALLY).

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SHOW YOUR HEAD (LEGALISE POT RALLY).

Poster printed offset litho in yellow, red and orange inks on thin white stock. 75x50.5cm.


The acid-drenched blacklight poster was printed by The Word for Oz magazine to promote the Legalise Pot Rally held in Hyde Park on July 7th, 1968, a follow-up to the previous year's event. It features a drawing of a long-haired, bearded mystic by John Hurford (only really visible under ultraviolet light), overlaid with an ink drawing by Martin Sharp of a stoned hippie smoking a joint, wild flowers sprouting everywhere from his head. The image was used in a slightly modified form on the secondary cover of Oz#13 (under the Michael English/Big O poster fold-out cover).


This is the scarcer variant of the poster, with orange ink lettering rather than purple in the lower left corner. The corners of the poster (removed by the former owner) have been discreetly and sympathetically restored by a professional conservator; old, faint central vertical and horizontal folds, not too noticeable, o/w trivial edge-wear only.

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