An issue or two ago Vanity Fair had an interesting article about the Summer of Love and the San Francisco scene in 1967. You can read the article here. It was interesting for me because it, amongst other things, talked about the poster artists who were quite an important component of the whole scene. The four most influential artists working in San Francisco were Wes Wilson, Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley and Victor Moscoso. Of course, the other big name in psychedelic art was Sydney boy Martin Sharp, but he was working across the Atlantic in London at that time. I did a post about him a while back which you can read here.
So, for your viewing pleasure I have collected together a selection of my favourite posters from that era. Happy Sunday!
Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley
Posters by Victor Moscoso and bottom right, the man himself.