London Needs Another Office Block Like It Needs Another Plague

[London]: [Convent Garden Community Association], 1971. 17 x 24”, crudely printed in black on white paper.

A rare poster from the earliest days of the Covent Garden Community Association, which formed to object to the plans of the Greater London Council to dramatically redevelop the historic Covent Garden area. The poster, with it’s bold hand-cut Gothic lettering, is one of the most effective and beautiful posters we’ve ever seen, and the only copy we’ve seen recorded.

Paper residue to verso, from being removed from where it was originally wheatpasted over other posters, some faint pencil annotations to recto, light wear, and some tape to margins, but strong and very good. Item #28822