It’s going to be a sixties summer over at the V&A. As well as the Swinging London exhibition, they’ll also be hosting a display of graphic material including posters, magazines, photographs, album covers and other printed ephemera, covering the period 1965-1972.
Sixties Graphics will focus on the huge explosion of talent in London in the mid-sixties, as well as charting the emergence of the ‘counter-culture’, the ‘underground press’ and the development of psychedelia.
On show will be key works by Peter Blake, plus inconic posters by artists Nigel Waymouth and Michael English (who worked together as Hapshash and the Coloured Coat), Martin Sharp and others, plus images of musicians of the day and graphics created for ‘underground’ gatherings, events and clubs, such as UFO and Middle Earth.
Sixties Graphics will run from 6th June to 12th November 2006. Entry will be free.