School Posters. .


Back in the early 70s, a set of non USA 'pirate' printings were made of some of the most recognizeable posters from the Fillmore and Avalon series, as well as various 60s happenings and concerts. The Bindweed Press in San Francisco was responsible for printing many of the early west coast psychedelic dance posters, including those for The Family Dog.The owner of Bindweed (Chet Helms) authorised re-prints of posters like this to be sold commercially post the actual gig & obtaining 1st prints as opposed to later prints is difficult.  The Bindweed Press was the trading name of Frank Westlake, and he included the Bindweed Press credit on posters that he printed. Westlake fell out with Helms & de-camped to London (taking many original printing plates) where he established the San Francisco Poster Company & Poster is one printed in London from the original plates c' late 1960's-early 70's. Numerous re-prints of these posters circulate in the States but as the "San Francisco Poster Company" posters used the original plates (legally owned by Westlake), these posters have now become collectable in their own right .  These plates were his legal property.  By the mid-1970’s he had reprinted a number of posters in the UK using the original plates, but deleted The Bindweed Press credit and instead inserted the San Francisco Poster Co. credit.  In some instances he used totally different colours for posters, compared with original printings, in other cases he stuck closely to the colours of the original.These posters were all labelled "San Francisco Poster Company" even though they were actually printed in England. You can find listings for these posters in most catalogues of 60s posters, and they are collected along with other legitimate 60s reprints.

The original printing plates were used to produce the reprint, but the colour schemes are often radically different to the original.  The poster was designed by Wes Wilson, almost mint size. 566mm x 367mm


It’s Party Time Again, California Hall, February 1967
 Poster shows Kot and Willner  of the Diggers on  Haight Street prior to their arrest.  The poster is for a show promoted by the Hell’s Angels on 3 February 1967 at the California Hall, San Francisco Poster is a San Francisco Poster Company reprint.  The poster was designed by Gut, real name Allen Terk, a Hells Angel and Merry Prankster.    Size 506mm x 366mm price is post inclusive


Keep California Green, Avalon Ballroom, July 1966,  FD016  
Poster is for a dance concert at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, on 8-10 July 1966, with: Sir Douglas Quintet, and Everpresent Fullness.  .  Poster is a San Francisco Poster Company reprint.  The original printing plates were used to produce the reprint, but the Family Dog logo is omitted.,  designed by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelly.  It was printed out of registration to give the effect of being under the influence of drugs when viewed.   Almost mint size. 562mm x 394mm

A Stone Facade, Avalon Ballroom, June 1966, FD011
Poster is for a dance concert at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, on 3-4 June 1966 with: The Grass Roots, Big Brother And The Holding Company, and The Buddha From Muir Beach.   This poster is a San Francisco Poster Company print.  The colour scheme is different to the original. designed by Victor Moscoso who was unhappy with it and so his name is not credited.  It features a photograph of a gargoyle from the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.  size approx. 507mm x 366mm



The Xmas Show, Winterland, December 1967  
Poster is for two shows on 16-17 December 1967 at the Winterland ballroom, San Francisco, with: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother And The Holding Company, Congress Of Wonders, and The Loving Impulse.    Poster is a San Francisco Poster Company reprint, designed by Gut, real name Allen Terk, a Hells Angel and Merry Prankster.  The same poster design was used for advertising the show at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, on 18 December 1967.  Poster is in almost mint size. 508mm x 328mm.



Michael McClure’s The Beard, Stanford University, 1967  
Michael McClure wrote the play, The Beard, in 1965.    Poster is for two performances at Stanford University in Palo Alto.  The first was on 19 April 1967 at the Dinkelspiel Auditorium, and the second on 4 May 1967 at the Freeborn Hall.    Poster is a San Francisco Poster Company reprint,designed by Bob Fried.  almost mint size. 456mm x 347mm.



Invisible Circus, Glide Church, February 1967  
The Diggers evolved from the San Francisco Mime Troupe.  They believed in a society free of private property and all forms of buying and selling.     Poster is a San Francisco Poster Company reprint, designed by Dave Hodges. This example is in almost mint size. 505mm x 368mm.



Hupmobile 8, Avalon Ballroom, May 1966, FD009  
Poster is for a dance concert at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, on 20-22 May 1966, with: Love, Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band, Big Brother And The Holding Company.   Poster is a San Francisco Poster Company reprint, designed by Wes Wilson.  It features an  image of Greta Garbo from the original film poster for the 1932 movie Mata Hari.  Hupmobile 8 is the name of a car.  Poster is in almost mint size. 508mm x 368mm sold



Country Joe And The Fish, 1837 Alcatraz, February 1967 
Poster is for a dance concert at 1837 Alcatraz, Berkeley, a San Francisco Poster Company reprint.  The poster was designed by Loren Rehbock using a photograph by Michael Wiese.  Size approx. 508mm x 360mm


Everybody Loves A Chicken, Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, November 1966 
Poster advertises a benefit for the Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School.  From San Francisco Poster Company reprint.  Designed by Mary Kay Brown.  Size approx. 500mm x 344mm


Balloon, Avalon Ballroom, November 1966, FD035  
Poster is for a dance concert at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, on 18-19 November 1966, with: Daily Flash, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Country Joe And The Fish.  Poster is a San Francisco Poster Company reprint,  designed by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelly.  Poster is in almost mint size. 531mm x 373mm



Earthquake, Avalon Ballroom, August 1966, FD021  
Poster is for a dance concert at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, on 12-13 August 1966, with: Bo Diddley, and Big Brother And The Holding Company.    Poster is a San Francisco Poster Company reprint,  designed by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelly.  It shows the Sonoma County Court House after the 1906 earthquake. Almost mint size. 560mm x 384mm



This Is It, Leamington Hotel, February 1967
Poster was for a concert at the Regency Ballroom, Leamington Hotel, Oakland, on 10 February 1967, with: The Sparrow, The Wildflower, The Living Children, and The Immediate Family.  Poster is a San Francisco Poster Company reprint.  The poster was designed by Mouse Studios, almost mint size. 508mm x 359mm Sold



Big Brother, Jim Weskin October 8th 1967  
Poster was for a concert at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, on October 8th 1967   .   Poster is a San Francisco Poster Company reprint, designed by Mouse Studios, almost mint size. 508mm x 359mm


Jefferson Airplane  November 6th 1967  
Poster was for a concert at the Fillmore, San Francisco, on November 6th 1967     .   Poster is a San Francisco Poster Company reprint, designed by Mouse Studios, almost mint size. 508mm x 359mm


Country Joe And The Fish, Finnish Brotherhood Hall, January 1967  
Poster  for a dance concert at the Finnish Brotherhood Hall, Berkeley, on 6, 13, and 14 January 1967 with: Country Joe And The Fish, The Wildflower, and John Fahey.  .  Poster is a San Francisco Poster Company reprint.  The earlier US printing had a ticket strip at the bottom and a different header but as from the original plates  The San Francisco Poster Company reprint may in fact be the original design, with the header deleted on the first printing to accommodate the ticket strip and a narrower header inserted.  Poster was designed by Loren Rehbock, almost mint size. 510mm x 368mm  sold


The Cyrkle, Continental Auditorium, February 1967  
Poster is for a dance concert at the Continental Auditorium, Santa Clara, on 11 February 1967,  promoted by Bill Hamilton with: The Cyrkle, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and The Blue House Basement.  The design credit on the poster reads Cannon (Coleen Cannon?).  Poster is a San Francisco Poster Company reprint, almost mint size. 507mm x 365mm


 



SR by Michael English
A large A0 (63.5 x 89 cm)  hand pencil signed poster from a series of airbrushed  art from the graphic design company HAPSHASH AND THE COLOURED COAT. Printed on a best  rag paper similar to Cotman  in a limited run during the 1970s by Shenval Press.  CONDITION:   colour good no abrasions , slight wear to edges due to age ie it was stored in a drawer and the edge of the page was either sunned occasionally or dust    . Michael English (5 September 1941 - 25 September 2009) was a British artist known for poster designs he created in the 1960s in collaboration with Nigel Waymouth and the design company they established, Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, and for several series of hyper realist paintings in the 1970s and 1980s  £325  would deliver uk but unsuitable to go abroad







V8  by Michael English
A large A0 (63.5 x 89 cm)  hand pencil signed poster from a series of airbrushed  art from the graphic design company HAPSHASH AND THE COLOURED COAT. Printed on a best  rag paper similar to Cotman  in a limited run during the 1970s by Shenval Press.  CONDITION:   colour good no abrasions , slight wear to edges due to age ie it was stored in a drawer and the edge of the page was either sunned occasionally or dust    . Michael English (5 September 1941 - 25 September 2009) was a British artist known for poster designs he created in the 1960s in collaboration with Nigel Waymouth and the design company they established, Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, and for several series of hyper realist paintings in the 1970s and 1980s  £325  would deliver uk but unsuitable to go abroad

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MICHAEL ENGLISH Poster, PHILIP MORRIS CIGARETTES,
Michael English, British 1941-2009 Illustrator, an original master pencil drawing entitled "The Pack", depicting a crumpled Philip Morris box from the seriers The Rubbish Posters (1970) . This is his personal  proof copy numberderd 0/50 still in original frame . However it lacks a mount needs a press and is grubby as wherever it was kept was not clean . Michael English (5 September 1941 - 25 September 2009) was a British artist known for poster designs he created in the 1960s in collaboration with Nigel Waymouth and the design company they established, Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, and for several series of hyper realist paintings in the 1970s and 1980s  £295  would deliver uk but unsuitable to go abroad









Reconstructions: Avant-Garde Art in Japan  1945-1965
Museum of Modern Art Oxford  Size: 86 x 61 cm  Condition: folds as issued £50 inc delivery






Joseph Lee Wormwood Scrubs 23/11/1954 Original artwork
Joe Lee was born in Burley-in-Wharfedale, near Leeds, on 16 May 1901. Winning  a scholarship to Leeds Grammar School, and showed  talent for art , in about 1915, his widowed mother managed to find  money for him to attend Leeds College of Art. Contemporaries included Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and Henry Carr. He left the School of Art in 1918, and in 1919 took a  course with Percy V. Bradshaw, sending specimens of his work to London papers.  Lee's first published cartoon appeared in The Bystander in 1920, and in the following year, when still only nineteen, he became political cartoonist on the ailing Pall Mall Gazette, with a Press Gallery pass for the House of Commons. From 1934 to 1966 Lee worked for the Evening News which featured his very popular ‘London Laughs’ series of joke drawings. These were the first non-political topical cartoons in Britain.    £255 inc delivery ex Chris Beetles Gallery





Graduation 1982
Exhibition poster on cheaper lightweight paper , Size 73 x 47 cm CONDITION: pin holes to corner  colour good no abrasions   £15 plus delivery



Australian Jewellery c 1980
Exhibition poster on heavy polished paper paper , Size 59.5 x 43 cm  CONDITION: pin holes to corner  colour good no abrasions, central crease as issued   £35 inc delivery

 
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Zanders
Shop  poster on decent weight paper seems almost screenprinted , Size 71 x 51 cm CONDITION: pin holes to corner  edge tear to top, light creasing will press out when framed, colour good crease top left corner  £25 inc delivery



Irish Book fair 1985 Poster
Royal Festival Hall  poster on decent weight paper  , Size 76 x 56 cm CONDITION:  £35 inc delivery



Salisbury College  1977 Poster
College poster on decent weight paper  , Size 72 x 52 cm CONDITION:  £25 inc delivery Folds as issued



Calendar of Flowers  1986 Poster
Royal Festival Hall  poster on decent weight paper seems almost screenprinted , Size 764 x 45 cm CONDITION:   £10 plus delivery



1975 All in the Same Boat Poster
Newport Graphics College  poster on decent weight paper seems almost screenprinted , Size 42 x 52 cm CONDITION:  £15 plus delivery




Kenneth Grange at the Boilerhouse Exhibition 1983
Kenneth Grange at the Boilerhouse: An Exhibition of British Product Design, The Conran Foundation/Boilerhouse Project (V&A Museum), London, 1983.  Exhibition poster on heavy duty paper , Size 42 x 61 cm CONDITION: pin holes to corner small edge nicks to both edges, colour good no abrasions    £85 inc




letraset c 1982
Shop  poster on decent weight polished  paper , Size 59 x 84 cm CONDITION: pin holes to corner  edge tear to side, light creasing will press out when framed, colour good crease top left corner  £25 inc




Back to Health c 1980 Poster
2Shop  poster on decent weight paper  , Size 64 x 45 cm CONDITION: £25 inc




Smoking Kills c 1980 Poster
2Shop  poster on decent weight paper  , Size 64 x 45 cm CONDITION: £25 inc




lanchester  Polytechnic Poster  1981

College Exhibition poster on a good of weight paper , Size 64 x 45 cm   £25 inc



Wolverhampton Polytechnic Poster  1982

College Exhibition poster on a good of weight paper , Size 53 x 77 cm  £35 inc




1985 Brighton Polytechnic Poster
Exhibition poster on heavy polished paper paper , Size 46 x 36 cm  CONDITION: pin holes to corner  colour good no abrasions, central crease as issued   £45 inc

 


National Portrait Awards 1983 Poster
Size: 52 x 76 cm cm . Condition:  Edge nicks easily sorted pin holes to corner  some edge tears minimal loss one corner, some abrasions to surface. . .needs flattening but creases are soft and will roll out but as always shown in worst light etc £35 inc




Shape of Things to Come poster



All of these may suffer from defects which will be noted, normally sent tubed all pictured on a dark carpet to show edges etc



Royal College of Art National  Art Lottery 1982 Poster

Size: 76 x 51 cm Condition:  creases as issued easily sorted pin holes to corner . . £35  inc




Polytechnic Wolverhampton Graphics Poster c 1980
Exhibition poster on heavy duty glossy paper , Size 77 x 51 cm CONDITION: pin holes to corner   £25 inc





Lettraset Avant Garde in Print Poster c 1980's
Exhibition poster on cheaper lightweight paper , Size 61 x 87 cm CONDITION: pin holes to corner  colour good no abrasions   £25 inc




Cuno Amiet, Giovanni Giacometti Poster  1971
Exhibition poster  from Cambridge  Kettles yard Gallery  for the exhibition Cuno Amiet, Giovanni Giacometti:two Swiss painters of the Hodler circle : an exhibition of paintings, drawings, woodcuts, lithographs and illustrated books held at Kettles Yard Gallery, University of Cambridge, 25 July-15 August 1971on heavy yellow  paper , Size 77 x 54cm  CONDITION: pin holes to corner  colour good no abrasions, central crease as issued   £65 inc




Book Poster / French c 1980
Shop  poster on decent weight paper seems almost screenprinted , Size 75 x 45.5 cm CONDITION: pin holes to corner  edge tear to top, light creasing will press out when framed, colour good crease top left corner  £35 inc

 



Marc Chagall,
 London, Royal Academy of Arts, 1985,   poster on decent weight paper  , Size 77 x 51 cm CONDITION: folds as issued ie posted when new pin holes to corner  edge tear to top, light creasing will press out when framed, colour good crease top left corner  £65 inc scarce pic is 'The Birthday'

 



All of these may suffer from defects which will be noted, normally sent tubed all pictured on a dark carpet to show edges etc



Icograda 1985
Size: 86 x 61 cm . Condition: . . .needs flattening but creases are soft and will roll out but as always shown in worst light etc £35 inc




Gooseberries by Brookshaw
Exhibition poster on heavy duty paper , Size 91 x 61 cm CONDITION: pin holes to corner small edge nicks to both edges, colour good no abrasions  crease top right corner c 1981  £10 plus





Quaschnitt 1964
Exhibition poster on cheaper lightweight paper , Size 61 x 86 cm CONDITION: pin holes to corner  colour good no abrasions   £25 inc




British Painting in the 1980's
Exhibition poster  from Museum of Modern Art Oxford  designed by Richard Hollis with a Francis Bacon screaming figure on heavy polished paper paper , Size 84 x 60 cm  CONDITION: pin holes to corner  colour good no abrasions, central crease as issued   £45 inc




Letraset/ Letraline c 1982 Poster
Shop  poster on decent weight quality polished paper  ,Size 84 x 60 cm  CONDITION: pin holes to corner  edge tear to top, light creasing will press out when framed,   £25 inc



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Scott Film Poster


1986 Architects Annual Dinner Poster
Club   poster on decent weight paper  ,Size 42 x 60 cm  CONDITION: pin holes to corner  tape marks to back seped through possible to l remove  £15 inc




1996 Ashmolean Woodcuts Exhibition Poster
Gertrude Hermes and Blair Hughes –Stanton (10 October – 11 February 1996)  poster on decent weight paper ,Size 42 x 30 cm  CONDITION:  light creasing will press out when framed,   £35 inc




Arthur Tress Exhibition Watershed 1980 Poster
Exhibition   poster on decent weight paper  ,Size 42 x 60 cm  CONDITION: pin holes to corner  edge tear to top, light creasing will press out when framed, abrasion tear  left corner  £25 inc




Yorkshire Landscapes  Poster 1986
Exhibition  poster on heavyweight paper ,Size 42 x 60 cm  CONDITION: needs a press. . . stunning £15 plus 




Royal Society , Fashion Design  Poster 1987
Exhibition  poster on decent weight paper ,Size 42 x 60 cm  CONDITION: pin holes to corner folds as issued . . . stunning £45 inc




Tolkein


Letraset Visual  c 1982 Poster
Shop  poster on decent weight paper  ,Size 42 x 60 cm  CONDITION: pin holes to corner   £10 plus





 
All of these may suffer from defects which will be noted, normally sent tubed all pictured on a dark carpet to show edges etc



Introduction to Printmaking e 1981/2
College  poster on heavy duty  paper , Size 62 x 38 cm CONDITION:  £35 inc




Graphic Design at Nene 1981/2
College  poster on heavy duty polished paper , Size 60 x 42 cm CONDITION: pin holes to corner folds as issued  £35 inc





Print Design Module Poster c 1979
Exhibition poster on good weight paper , Size 53 x 38 cm CONDITION: perfect
   £25 inc




Fellini 1974 Film Festival. . . ( seats were dreadful actually went to this one!)
Exhibition poster on heavy  paper paper , Size 77 x 41 cm  CONDITION:   £25 inc




Come and See for Yourself 1982 South Glamorgan Poster
Exhibition poster on a good of weight paper , crease as issued Size 51 x 37 cm  £15  plus postage



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An Old Ox's Oxford Alphabet  c 1979
College  poster on decent weight paper  , Size 63 x 44 cm CONDITION:   £25 inc





Degree Exhibition 1982 Exeter
Club /Shop  poster on decent weight paper  , Size 71 x 51 cm CONDITION: pin holes to corner    £10 inc




Poster Exhibition , Northampton school of Art c 1979
College  poster on decent weight paper  , Size 63 x 44 cm CONDITION:   £15


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Technische Hochschule Darmstadt
Exhibition  poster on decent weight paper , Size 65 x 47 cm CONDITION: tape marks to corners back of pic  £10




Exeter Illustrators the first ten years poster c 1979
Exhibition poster on heavy weight paper  , Size 63 x 43 cm CONDITION: pin holes to corner    £35 inc deliver




London College of Printing 1978 Poster
Exhibition poster on heavy weight paper  , Size 61 x 44 cm CONDITION: pin holes to corner    £45 inc deliver




leicester Polytechnic Graphics Poster c 1980
Exhibition poster on decent weight paper  , Size 61 x 44 cm CONDITION: pin holes to corner, light creasing will press out when framed, tape marks will move  £35 inc visually stunning




London College of Printing 1981 Poster
Exhibition poster on acetate , Size 61 x 44 cm CONDITION: pin holes to corner, minor abrasions £35 inc visually stunning how did this survive ?





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