Poster history

UEA GIG POSTERS

The three posters below were sent through by alumnus Phillip Simons. They're by the artist Al Schmidt.

Trouble was that they were so good that they were constantly being stolen...

Al Schmidt was a student at UEA - probably from 1967-1970 and I think he did fine arts. He did a lot of silk screen posters for gigs and also played blues harmonica. You probably know that posters were the main way of advertising events at UEA in the old days. Trouble was that they were so good that they were constantly being stolen from the noticeboards. To prevent this, the posters were stapled down and then slashed to make them useless to art thieves. So you may not find many pristine examples around.

Phillip Simons

 

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