Print: Offset lithography
Dimensions: 22.2 x 28.5 in (56.5 x 72.5 cm).
Condition: Good condition - a little wear on the right outline. The poster was taped by the previous owner in the corners for storage in book - please see pictures.
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This is just one cool poster! In a combination of Monty Python art and early aviation attempts this poster leaves me with an open mouth - and eyes.
I can only guess what the message of the poster is. The poster was made in the late 1960s when the youth across the Western world is begning to make its move. I think that "Underground Special Air Force" (on the poster) could be a metaphor for the youth and thus marks the start of what is known as "the counterculture of the 1960s" (in a political correct term).
The poster features a style inspired by the late 1700s and 1800s with its ideas about how to fly like the birds. Many strange, crazy and ingenious ballon aircraft designs where made in that period and only a handful could actually get off the ground. On this poster is a flying head, a man flying in his bed (notice the special room for the chamber pot) and a semi-naked woman strapped to a oblong balloon.
Overall this poster marks the beginning of "the counterculture of the 1960s" which was a very important time period in the Western world. With that said, this poster is both art, history, and beauty as one.
Thanks for watching and please let me know if you have any questions.
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