Blacklight poster

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A blacklight poster is a poster printed with inks which fluoresce under black light.[1] The inks used contain phosphors which cause them to glow when exposed to the ultraviolet light emitted from black lights.[2][3]

In the United States, blacklight posters emerged as part of the psychedelic fashion scene between 1967 and 1969.[4] Since then, the art form has gone out of fashion and is generally viewed as a relic of the 1970s.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lincoln, Don (2004), Understanding the universe: from quarks to the cosmos, World Scientific, p. 23, ISBN 9812387056 
  2. ^ McCleary, John Bassett; McCleary, Joan Jeffers (2004), The Hippie Dictionary: A Cultural Encyclopedia (And Phraseicon) of the 1960s and 1970s, Random House Digital, Inc., p. 55, ISBN 1580085474 
  3. ^ Harris, Tom (2002), How Black Lights Work (1st ed.), HowStuffWorks.com, p. 1 
  4. ^ Menand, Louis (2003), American Studies, Macmillan, p. 173, ISBN 0374529000 
  5. ^ Campbell, Drew (2004), Technical Theater for Nontechnical People (2nd ed.), Skyhorse Publishing Inc., p. 122, ISBN 1581153449