Thursday, April 18, 2013

R. Crumb's "Earth Island"

Earth Island No. 1
R. Crumb Cover/Poster

Earth Island Magazine No. 1 a "Journal of the Gathering Tribes",  published this 16 7/8" by 21 1/2" poster in the fall of 1970 from the same original art created for the cover by R. Crumb during a stay in Chicago. This 'earthy' comic art .. an interpretation of the classic Time Magazine cover style by Robert Crumb, has a pastoral and natural bent. A unique display of the '70's roots of environmentalism, printed the same year as the inaugural Earth Day gatherings.