N.p: Vandal Publications for Gear, 1966. Poster poem, offset lithograph, 58x45cm. Very good with pinholes and wear at corners, some toning to edges, and a few light scuffs and smudges. Psychedelic poster-poem from one of the pioneers of the genre, English poet Christopher Logue (1926-2011). Logue produced the first of these poems with designer Germano Facetti in 1958, which was titled "To My Fellow Artists," and would go on to produce several more in collaboration with other artists, the posters mainly reflecting his pacifist beliefs.
The image on this poster is of infamous outlaw, Rube Burrow, who was shot dead while attempting an escape from jail in Marengo County, Alabama in 1890. The poem was later set to music as "Be Not Too Hard" by Joan Baez and appeared on her album "Joan," in 1967. Item #4878