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British Underground Press (Signature Edition)

British Underground Press (Signature Edition)

A Catalogue

James Birch

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In 1966 Barry Miles and John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins decided to start a newspaper. They called it International Times and launched it in April. It was the first British underground newspaper, and began a news media revolution.

This in the Signature limited edition catalogue of the exhibition of the same name. The book displays the covers of every British underground paper that launched in the 1960s: International Times, Oz, Friends/Frendz, Gandalf’s Garden, Black Dwarf and Ink. It also includes cOZmic Comics and Nasty Tales the comic books that grew out of the papers, and various examples of the graphics, ads, posters and flyers produced by each publication.

One of only 100 editons, the catalogue is housed in a box along with an original 1960s issue of IT, Oz and Friends plus a very rare original Oz Janis Joplin poster. The set is also signed and numbered as 1 of 100 sets by the authors.

Press reviews

Honouring the legacy of the magazines that formed a key part of 1960s counter-culture


Steps back into a lost world – a time when a generation was truly in motion


Here is changing Britain in a kaleidoscope of images, some of them pleasure-seeking, others bristling with revolutionary intent

Financial Times

As the exhibition proves, without the underground press there may well have been no British counterculture

It’s Nice That


224 pages
Trim page size (H × W)
11.8 in × 8.3 in
Stock status
Limited stock