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The Psychedelic art period of the 1960s and 1970s is my favorite by far (followed by Science Fiction). But, in 33 years stumbling this earth, I never spent much investigating commercial art of the period. Most of the psych art I’d seen were the infamous gig posters, a far cry from the client work pictured here. Just try to imagine a hip, Creative Director pitching this crazy aesthetic to a room full of square corporate execs. The traditions of japanese woodcuts, art nouveau and native motifs are clearly present with the welcome addition of technicolor palates, youthful shapes and Op Art patterns are truly inspired. It may appear kitschy, but can you deny how lively and eye-catching these are? Be sure to check out more Ads in my Pinterest board.

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Peter Max
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Joe Veno
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John Alcorn

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John Alcorn

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Photos via Pinterest

Stay trippy,
Craig

 

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