This is an oversized collection of 69 of the coolest, trippiest, and most colourful blacklight posters from the 1960s and 70s, printed to actually glow under black light.
One of the most ubiquitous items of the 1960s and 1970s, the black light poster represented some of the most imaginative, colourful, and 'out there' creativity of the period; "Ultraviolet" is the first book to ever celebrate this alternative art form.
Daniel Donahue, an amateur historian of counter culture, has collected hundreds of vintage blacklight posters and chosen 69 of the best for this volume.
Covering some of the more relevant subjects of the period, including Sex, Drugs, Rock 'N' Roll, Earth Awareness, Black Power, and Astrology, "Ultraviolet" has been printed with flourescent inks so that the pages will actually glow under black light.
This hip volume is a gift from the fifth dimension for anyone interested in alternative culture or graphic design.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 80 pages, 69 flourescent poster reproductions
- Publisher: Abrams
- Publication Date: 18/09/2009
- Category: Poster art
- ISBN: 9780810979994