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Reinvented hand-drawn poster of one of the most iconic concerts from the legendary Led Zeppelin.

 

Led Zeppelin, is an English rock band formed in London in 1968 by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham. With a heavy, guitar-driven sound, they are cited as one of the progenitors of hard rock and heavy metal, although their style drew from a variety of influences, including blues and folk music. Led Zeppelin have been credited as significantly impacting the nature of the music industry.


This particular show happened in Earl's Court, London. To help promote the concert, the original posters displayed a train, the "Zeppelin Express". It was intended to convey the message that the concerts would be easily accessible to fans from all parts of the country.

 

The Centre stage of the poster is the zeppelin, from their first album. The cover is of the Hindenburg disaster, which occurred in 1937 in New Jersey.


In 1973, Led Zeppelin decided to start their own record label, Swan Song Records, featuring an artist's rendition of the angel Icarus as its mascot. The original artwork is said to be a depiction of Apollo, the Olympian god of the sun and light, though others have considered it to be a depiction of Lucifer, or in Led Zeppelin's case, Icarus.

 

Going up to the stars is the stairway to heaven, the title of the band's most famous song, widely regarded as one of the greatest rock songs of all time.


Framing the poster, The four symbols on the label and inside sleeve of Led Zeppelin IV, represent Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham and Robert Plant.

 

Jimmy Page decided that each member of the band was to have a personal emblem. Page stated that he designed his own symbol and has never publicly disclosed any reasoning behind it. It has been argued that his symbol appeared as early as 1557 to represent Saturn. The symbol is sometimes referred to as "ZoSo", though Page has explained that it was not in fact intended to be a word at all.

 

John Paul Jones' symbol, which he chose from Rudolf Koch's Book of Signs is a single circle intersecting three vesica pisces. It is intended to symbolise a person who possesses both confidence and competence.

 

Drummer John Bonham's symbol, the three interlocking rings, was picked by the drummer from the same book. It represents the triad of mother, father and child.

 

Singer Robert Plant's symbol of a feather within a circle was his own design, being based on the sign of the supposed Mu civilisation.

 

Led Zeppelin Poster | Earls Court, 1975

€20.00Price
  • 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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