QPR Prog-Art: Something psychedelic for the weekend, sir?
By Got Not Got Published 16:35 09/10/09
Influenced heavily by the swinging psychedelic London scene at the end of the 1960s, the QPR programme designer decided to get with-it. To go dayglo. Op Art. Crazee, baby.
Within a few short years, he’d successfully used every one of the lairiest colours in his felt pen set – pink, orange, lime green, puce – on the cover of the so-called Bush Telegraph.
As for blue – don’t be such a reactionary, hung-up old bore.
Blue was the colour of depression, police oppression and Chelsea.
Blue was strictly old hat, maan.
Today, they’d probably be forced to include a Health & Safety warning for staring too hard at the covers. Nevertheless, the programmes were among the best of the time in terms of content, and they’ve gone down in collector history as something of a design classic...
Maybe because those were the programmes when I first started supporting QPR - or maybe because those were the best QPR programmes - Ever (even without colour and 500 pages!) But the 1967, 68 etc checkered are my all time favourite.
Bump....Still my favourite... (Although the earlier years that Bushman has posted, look pretty good as well)
The programmes of today are very big. (VERY BIG!) And pages and pages and pages and pages. But with the web, I really have no interest in getting them. Whereas for years I used to get the programmes sent to me....Three at a time. In that plain brown envelope!
I'm sure for quite a few overseas fans, getting those programmes in the pre-internet days, was as much a thrill for them as for me. Really kept in touch with QPR developments.
"They were careless people...they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back to their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made."