Oz magazine no. 13 (1968)
Oz isd the defintion of Sixties art and design.
Richard Neville & Martin Sharp (Eds.) - OZ no. 13. One of the most influential English underground magazines. Content: Cover folds out to a great poster by Michael English. Ad for the Legalize Pot Ralley in Hyde Park; The Fugs; Ad for Move, Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, Dragon Fly (s) from Holland, Pink Floyd, Pretty Things, Fairport Convention, Chris McGregor Sextet, Family, Will Spoor Mime Troupe, Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and the Yardbirds at Middle Earth; Jean-Jacques lebel; Agit OZ illustrated with poster art from, Ateliere Populaire on e.g. May 1968 Paris, contributions from e.g. David Widgery and Angelo Quattrocchi;; Transcripts from Bob Dylan's movie Don't look back; Ad for the Incredible String Band at the Royal Albert Hall; Poem by Michael Horovitz; Royal Family; Review 2001 Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick.
Condition: Fold over the length. Overall condition: Very good.
Publisher: OZ, London.
1st Edition. 1st Printing. Published: 1968.
Size: 26.4 x 20.9 cm. Pages: 40. Language: English. Seller inventory: #27906.
Oz is graphically the most beautiful and adventurous underground magazine from the Sixties. To a large part this can be attributed to graphic designer Martin Sharp. He came to London with Richard Neville from their home country of Australia. This was partly motivated by resistance of the established order against the Australian Oz, the forerunner of the English Oz. Of London Oz 48 issues appeared between February 1967 and November 1973. The editorial staff consisted of Richard Neville, Jim Anderson and Felix Dennis.
Oz's editors were taken to court for alleged obscenities in issue 28, the "Schoolkids" issue compiled by high school students. The lawsuit attracted national and international attention. Oz's circulation was 20,000 in 1968 and rose to 70,000 after the trial in 1971.
Refs.: John Noyce (1979) The directory of British alternative periodicals 1965-1974 (The Harvester Press, Sussex) p. 219-222; Tony Palmer (1971) The trials of OZ (Blond & Briggs, Manchester); Jan Pen & Peter Sijnke (2022) Nederlandse undergroundpublicaties 1964-1976 (Koninklijke Van Gorcum, Assen) p. 37.