Design & Art History - The Psychedelic Movement (CA 1960 - 1970)

From the late sixties something occurred to a american generation that could indicate them forever. It's a story of war, the battle for racial equality as well as the explosion of counter culture, it was a period when a generation rebelled, also lost its purity in the battle against injustice. Vietnam was the first televised warfare, and the pictures were inevitable.

A decade which ended with disillusionment and anger started to a moral high note. As a result of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King jr, it appeared that the time for racial equality at the US had finally came.
There's so much to write about in this age, it is extremely tricky to choose only 1 item to concentrate on. Though there's an absurd quantity of artwork and layout that stems from that period of time. When we discuss the"sixties" we all appear to recognise is your songs, psychedelic rock and musicians such as Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix particularly.
Album festival and art posters nevertheless is a fantastic place to get started. 1 thing which is apparently re-occurring with the majority of the visual artists in the time is compared with"Underground Comix". These depicted articles deemed unfit and prohibited to the stricter mainstream media.
Rick Griffin:
When we look up group posters it's a challenge to avoid locating a Grateful Dead poster somewhere, everywhere. The artist behind those were Rick Griffin. He had been an American performer and one of the major designers of psychedelic paintings from the 1960s. His work inside the surfing subculture contained both movie posters along with his comic strip, Murphy.
Victor Moscoso:
A Spanish-American artist, Moscoso was the very first of those rock poster artists of the 1960s age with proper academic training and expertise. He later became a teacher. He was among the very first of those rock poster artists to utilize photographic collages in his artwork work.His artwork and poster work has lasted up to the current and he's a major inspiration to stone poster and record illustrators for this day.
Bonnie MacLean:
Another American performer building a name for her self in the time was Bonnie MacLean.
Wes Wilson:
The above artist Wes Wilson was also one of the main illustrators of psychedelic posters from the 1960's. Working with Bill Graham and Bonnie MacLean, that he had been a significant part of promoting movies in the time together with posters and descriptive work for bands and musicians. The ribbon and decoration of these posters from this era were made by him. He popularised this"psychedelic" font about 1966 that left the letters seem like they were going or melting. This then demonstrates the psychedelic movement remains affecting artists, particularly in the area of metal, desert rock and stoner rock. The design is quite much still alive because its staple.
Contemporary poster designs:
Posters still affected by the fashions of art work could be tracked through homages and inspirations in stone and metal posters in the current all the way back to the age. A number of modern posters may be seen on the internet pages of Malleus Rock Art Lab if you ought to be interested. Personally, I find a great deal of inspiration during their vision.