The role of the underground press within 1960s counterculture: a decade of activism and experimentation in print

Isacke, Emily (2013) The role of the underground press within 1960s counterculture: a decade of activism and experimentation in print. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This investigation aims to identify the social and cultural contexts that shaped the design of the underground press in the sixties, with a focus on the rise in popularity of the hallucinogenic drug, LSD. This will be achieved through an analysis of key publications of the time, in an attempt to understand their significance as political ephemera.

    Further to this, the investigation will discuss the effect of new printing technologies on the design and production of the underground press. It will examine the possibilities and limitations of the mimeograph machine, and will comment on the important role that offset printing played in enabling rebellious graphic design.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 14:34
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:32
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/13997

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