This is a very unusual vintage poster from late 60s early 70s from British Columbia -
Printed by the Society for Pollution and Environmental Control SPEC (that's a mouthful- quaint too!)
it's against MacMillan Bloedel - The Tyrannosaurus Rex of Polluters
It's larger size - colors and design are pretty darn bold !
21 inches x 26 inches
it's not in perfect shape - it had been folded - has some water damage on the right hand side and at the top there is a bit of tear - tack / pin holes in the corners
Donlands Oconnor EY Don Mills S exit DVP or bloor yonge
price is 49.99 - cash only
There is info about SPEC and this poster - it was made in limited edition of 1000
At SPEC urging Squamish passes no spray by-law. Other municipalities consider implementing same. Shrum ignores by-law, keeps spraying.
SPEC activists dress in 17th C. costumes and read proclamation on Vancouver Court House steps declaring Mac& Blo environmental outlaw for "its wanton acts, its deceits, and its recent designs upon the environment.." The proclamation is accomp-anied by 1000 posters depicting Tyrannosaurus Rex against clear-cut landscape with caption Mac&Blo the King of Polluters. Vancouver Sun editor Patrick Nagle refuses to print poster saying "I'm not going to consider favourably every half-baked, half-assed, woolly-headed individual who comes through the door." Georgia Straight editor Dan Macleod puts poster on cover.
Mac&Blo calls T-Rex poster "a libelous, in-accurate piece of trash which totally disregards the fact that MacMillan Bloedel has spent more on pollution control than any company in British Columbia."
24-year-old Jim Fraser and six young SPECtres buy old school bus for $350, refit to burn propane, paint flowers and peace symbols, load slides, fact sheets, theatrical equipment, camping gear, and set off on province-wide Ecology Caravan. The idea for Caravan comes from SPEC youth worker Bill Darnell. Caravaners cover 2700 miles in 10 weeks playing music and raising environmental awareness.
North Van. SPEC complains of lack of consultation over T-Rex poster which it says hardens forest companies against responsible representation from SPEC.
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