VINTAGE POSTERS: David Vaughan (1944-2003) and David Bailey (b.1938): An original psychedelic “Double Head” ‘Big O’ poster, 1967

David Vaughan (1944-2003) and David Bailey (b.1938): An original psychedelic “Double Head” Big O poster, produced circa 1967,
designed by David Vaughan featuring photographic images of model Sue  (Susan) Murray by David Bailey, silkscreened foil paper, printed ‘David Vaughan’ signature to lower right margin, printed by Big O Posters (BAT 8407), framed, the poster 76 x 51cm (30 x 20 inches), in overall good condition with light fold visible, frame with chip to top edge.


David Vaughan (1944-2003) was a psychedelic artist, known particularly for his work produced during the late 1960s.  Vaughan was part of the influential B.E.V design team, who created the exterior mural of the iconic “Swinging London” retailer ‘Lord John’ on Carnaby Street, as well as the artwork for Paul McCartney’s “Magic Piano” and the pattern for the car featured on the cover of The Kinks “Sunny Afternoon” album. David Vaughan worked in collaboration with David Bailey for this series of posters, utilising photographs taken for Vogue of model Sue (Susan) Murray.


‘Big O’ formed in 1967 initially producing posters of images featured in Oz Magazine, their work continued until the late 1970s. Some of the most important graphic artists of the period designed posters for Big O, including; Martin Sharp, Roger Dean and H.R. Giger.

For more information on ‘Big O’ posters see: It Must Be Art: Big O Poster Artists of the 1960s and 70s by Michael Fishel & Nigel Suckling, Foreword by Roger Dean.

Dimensions: Poster itself 30 x 20 inches


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Condition Report: Within frame appears overall good condition with light fold visible poster permanently applied to a white mounting board/ cardboard backing, frame with chip to top edge.

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