There were numerous psychedelic-style posters and advertisements made throughout the 1960s and 70s. One collector named Felix Dennis, who died in 2014, had an underground collection of comic book artwork and at least 23,000 books from many different eras. Some of the books were 1st editions by notable authors like Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
However, these items were things he just enjoyed reading. His true passion for collecting fell upon the psychedelic posters. Dennis loved posters that represented individual artists. He loved the work by Martin Sharp, who was an artist for Oz Magazine –Schoolkids Oz– (which Dennis was the co-editor of). Dennis also enjoyed the art of Ivan Tyrrell, Victor Moscoso, and Hapshash & the Colored Coat.
You can scroll down to view these psychedelic pieces of art from Dennis’s collection. On a side note, Dennis was the original publisher of famous magazines such as Bizarre, Fortean Times, Viz Comics, and Maxim.
Martin Sharp, ‘Exploding Hendrix,’ 1968.
Bob Dylan: Martin Sharp‘s poster ‘Mr Tambourine Man – Blowin’ in the Mind,’ 1967.
Pink Floyd/UFO Club: Hapshash & the Coloured Coat‘s poster ‘CIA vs. UFO,’ 1967.
The Chambers Brothers: Victor Moscoso‘s poster for a Chambers Bros gig at the Matrix, 1967.
The Who: Hapshash & the Coloured Coat’s poster for The Who’s single ‘I Can See For Miles,’ 1967.
Yoko Ono: Tony Cox‘s poster for Ono’s ‘Music of the Mind and the Fog Machine’ at the Saville Theatre, London 1967.
Grateful Dead & Quicksilver Messenger Service: Allen “Gut” Turk’s poster for Franklin’s Birthday Concert, 1968.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Georgie Fame and Eric Burdon: Hapshash & the Coloured Coat’s poster for ‘Sunday at the Saville,’ 1967.
Pink Floyd, Tomorrow (ft. Keith West), The Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown: Hapshash & the Coloured Coat’s poster for ‘Sunday at the Saville,’ 1967.
Big Brother & The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service: Stanley Mouse& Alton Kelley‘s poster ‘Zig-Zag,’ 1966.
Martin Sharp’s poster for ‘Legalise Pot Rally,’ Speaker’s Corner, Hyde Park, London, July 1967.
J. G. Ballard: Ivan Tyrrell‘s poster for ‘By Day Fantastic Birds Flew Through The Petrified Forest’ an extract from Ballard’s novel ‘The Crystal World,’ 1967.
Jefferson Airplane: Peter Bailey‘s poster for ‘Three Dance Concerts with Jefferson Airplane’ at the Fillmore, 1966.
Martin Sharp’s poster ‘Live Give Love,’ 1967.
Country Joe & The Fish: Victor Moscoso’s poster ‘Dance of the Five Moons,’ 1967
Bob Dylan by Marijke Koger of Dutch design collective The Fool,1967.
‘Save Earth Now’: Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, 1967.