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Reinvented hand-drawn poster of one of the most iconic concerts from the legendary Black Sabbath.

Black Sabbath, an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1968 by Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne. They are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music.

The band's name and visuals are inspired by horror films, after seeing the public fascination with this type of cinema, their motivation was to capture the feeling of a horror movie in song.

The dark magic took centre stage on the album covers with this same hooded figure, depicted here holding the full moon to emphasize the mythical theme found in the lyrics. There are also two crows, associated with the supernatural, forming a spooky scenery representing how it all began.

Black Sabbath was often wrongly associated with the cult of the devil but the band were never drawn into the message of the Satanists, they actually penned many songs with Christian themes and all wore crucifixes, hence the gothic church window and columns.

The typography is inspired by the band's original logo, which was created with music-like letters, twisted spiral elements, like a treble clef.
Framing it are flying bats, a link to the time Ozzy Osbourne bit off one of their heads while he was performing after it was thrown onto the stage as a “gift” by a 17-year-old fan. The fan claimed it was dead when he threw it. To Ozzy's surprise, it was not rubber


Black Sabbath Poster | London 1970

  • A1 - 59.4 x 84.1 cm  / 23.4 x 33.1 inches
    A2 - 42 x 59.4 cm  /  16.5 x 23.4 inches
    A3 - 29.7 x 42 cm  /  11.7 x 16.5 inches
    A4 - 21 x 29.7 cm  /  8.3 x 11.7 inches
    A5 - 14.85 x 21cm  /  5.8 x 8.3 inches

Jennifer Gates

Glasgow, UK

"I purchased 2 beautiful posters from Rex Music Prints, they are very high quality, delivery was very speedy and they were very securely packaged too. Highly recommend them!".

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