14 Dec 2005
Plan K reproduction poster on sale at LTM 
LTM is offering for sale a full colour reproduction of the poster for the historic opening night of the Raffinerie Plan K venue in Brussels, Belgium, on 16 October 1979. This exceptional multimedia event featured readings from authors including William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin, and music from Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire and Steve Lacy.

Poster designed by Marc Borgers
A2 format (60cm x 42cm)
170g art paper, litho print, matt finish
12.00 GBP

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