The university scene in the UK provided bands an alternative venue to clubs and pubs. Though the sixties and early seventies these shows gave acts a strong avenue to get exposure early in their careers.
Most Universities had a hall and a stage used for events and dances. These events were normally run by student unions. Quite a few posters from the collection advertised events at Northampton Hall, the hall of residence for City University. At the time City University was the only University in the City of London.
The development of Rock and Pop music in the UK was vast and exciting with fascinating dynamics. Bands formed, disbanded, members moved on to join or form other bands, before disbanding again quite regularly. Some made it big while others had brief success before fading away. The University scene gave platform to them all. Bands played, people danced, and slowly began the transition to concerts for many of these bands as they gained traction.
Large format hand cut screen-printing was the preferred method for printing this sort of poster at the time. Each poster was generally ran in quantities of 100, with limited colour opportunity. Posters were commonly printed in one and two colour options to save money. The majority of these posters were put up in public spaces to advertise events. Many have since been damaged and destroyed.
Reproducing these posters presents the opportunity to look at the past through a new lens. Posters once created to boost fame and sell tickets now serve as windows to the past.
Posters were originally hand-cut and screen-printed onto a standardized poster paper measuring 20 x 30 inches between the years 1967 to 1971.
The original posters have been digitally scanned with high precision for reproduction.
Reproduced posters are printed locally, hand stamped and signed by the artist.
Posters are reproduced using a 6 colour inkjet printer. Our printer uses pigments known for their vibrancy and durability. Included is a red ink, intended to improve colour accuracy. Inks are resistant to damage from high humidity environments, ozone exposure and water damage.
All posters will be packaged in 4” reinforced tubing and will be sent via Canada Post.
Posters are printed to order. Please allow about 7-10 days for orders to be processed and printed before they are shipped.
You will receive an email with tracking information once your package has been sent.
All orders ship from Ottawa ON, Canada.
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