Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 21, 2015
This groundbreaking exhibition is the first to examine psychedelic art produced in Orange County by the Mystic Artists, a loosely organized group of artists interested in alternative culture, mystical experience, and the transformation of society. These artists congregated and exhibited their art at Mystic Arts World, a head shop in Laguna Beach, which existed from 1967 to 1970.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 20, 2015
From July 27 to September 26, 2015, Coastline Art Gallery at Coastline Community College in Newport Beach presents Orange Sunshine and the Mystic Artists, 1967-1970 (sponsored by our good friends at RVCA). This groundbreaking exhibition is the first to examine psychedelic art produced in Orange County by the Mystic Artists, a loosely organized group of artists interested in alternative culture, mystical experience, and the transformation of society.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 16, 2015
Mike Gong hasn't lost his marbles. He's selling them. His intricate, pscychedelic designs, each a clash of bright colors, are embedded in tiny glass globes. These miniature glass art pieces range in diameter from about 13mm to 50mm, and as you turn them, the design shifts. They feature both abstract patterns and, in his Acid Eaters collection, the more direct: monstrous faces holding tabs of acid on their tongues.
Music // Tuesday, May 05, 2015
This morning we take a look at some of our favorite covers from "Groove Is In the Art," an archive celebrating "an era when psychadelic graphics and pop art met the mainstream on instrumental and classical album covers in an explosion of line art and color."
Photography // Monday, March 16, 2015
Our friend and one-time-featured artist/photographer Neil Krug is no stranger to working in the music world, having shot Lana Del Rey and Bat For Lashes amongst others. We just saw that he is the man behind the new My Morning Jacket album cover (The Waterfall, due out soon), and it gave us the chance to look through some of the newer sun-drenched psychedelic splendor of Krug's recent work.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Graphic designer Bradley G Munkowitz, known to his ardent fan base as GMUNK, isn't shy about his love for psychedlia.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 05, 2015
Have you ever tried walking into an 8-bit wonderland? An animated gif? Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist Dominique Pétrin creates these fantastic psychedelic, immersive installations that seem to swallow you whole when you walk into them. I don't do drugs, but if I was accidentally dosed at a party, I would prefer Pétrin's style of hypnosis.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Andrew Edlin Gallery is excited to announce a retrospective of drawings by Victor Moscoso, one of the pre-eminent graphic artists of the 20th century, and widely renowned for his 1960s psychedelic posters and comics. The gallery will publish a 96-page catalog to accompany the exhibition. The artist will attend the opening reception. If you don't know from the past few years of reading Juxtapoz (actually try 21 years!) Victor played a major role in Zap Comix (featured in the March 2015 issue), and was the cover artist of our special feature on San Francisco psychedelic poster art in March 2014.
Design // Thursday, February 12, 2015
One of the most well-known, influential, and transcedent artists of post-war Japan, Tadanori Yokoo has one of the best styles of psychedelic, meets graphic design, meets poster art, meets traditional printmaking you will ever see. He has had numerous retrospectives over the years, and recently was shown at the Iwate Museum of Art in Morioka, Japan.
Erotica // Thursday, February 12, 2015
In a brief golden span between 1967 and 1972, the sexual revolution collided with recreational drug exploration to create "psychedelic sex." While the baby boomers blew their minds and danced naked in the streets, men’s magazine publishers attempted to visually recreate the wonders of LSD, project them on a canvas of nubile hippie flesh, and dish it up to men dying for a taste of free love.