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IT MUST BE ART! Big O Poster Artists of The 1960s and 70s

IT MUST BE ART! Big O Poster Artists of The 1960s and 70s

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Almost Gone! Recommended. By Michael Fishel and Nigel Suckling. Foreword by Roger Dean. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, London-based Big O Posters helped define the new and democratic art medium of the psychedelic poster, a vehicle for rebellion against the old order that went hand in hand with the music, literature, and film of the time. This is a comprehensive collection of works published by Big O artists, astonishingly creative folks whose artistry developed almost completely outside the influence of the art establishment. With 300 images by 19 artists, including Rodney Matthews, Mati Klarwein, Roger Dean, H.R. Giger, Robert Venosa, Wayne Anderson, Jim Burns, Vali Myers and--surprise--Virgil Finlay!

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Throughout the 1960s and 70s, London-based Big O Posters helped define the new and democratic art medium of the psychedelic poster, a vehicle for rebellion against the old order that went hand in hand with the music, literature, and film of the time. This is a comprehensive collection of works published by Big O artists, astonishingly creative folks whose artistry developed almost completely outside the influence of the art establishment. With 300 images by 19 artists, including Rodney Matthews, Mati Klarwein, Roger Dean, H.R. Giger, Robert Venosa, Wayne Anderson, Jim Burns, Vali Myers and--surprise--Virgil Finlay!

Their signature styles include sci-fi, fantasy, visionary, botanical, and surrealism. Oh, and psychedelic, of course. There were certainly an abundance of drugs involved in this hip era.

In addition to hundreds of original works, this book digs below the surface to offer insights and anecdotes about the era, the artistic process, and reveals connections to artists from the past (Aubrey Beardsley, Alphonse Mucha, Kay Nielsen) whose spirit chimed with the age of Big O Posters.

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Item Code ITMUH
Publisher Schiffer
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9780764355486
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 304pg
Color Partial Color
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