By malinm on April 6, 2018
The psychedelic movement began in the mid 1960’s and had an effect, not just on music, but also on many aspects of popular culture. The psychedelic design movement is the counterpart to the psychedelic rock music, and it was inspired by psychedelic experiences and hallucinations that one would get from taking psychoactive drugs like LSD and psilocybin, which were very popular at the time. The altered states of consciousness produced by psychedelic drugs were seen as a source of artistic inspiration. The psychedelic style was inspired by the Art Nouveau style from the beginning of the 1900.
After the end of the World War II in 1945, there was an economic boom in the US, and this also effected the birth rates, there was also a baby boom. Between 1945 and 1957 nearly 76 million babies were born in America. By the middle 1960s, most of these kids were young adults.
As young people do, these “baby boomers” questioned America’s materialism and conservative cultural and political norms. During the 1960s a youth movement emerged, seeking to create an egalitarian society free from discrimination. The feminist movement and the Black movement are a direct result of this evolution.
- The Cuba-crisis
- The US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated
- The Moon Landing
- The Berlin wall is built
- The Vietnam war begins
- Hippiemovement in the US
- The Civil Rights Movement in the US
The featured image is an image by Roberlan Borges, from Flickr. The image was free to share as long as the artist is credited.
Rick Griffin: Image borrowed from http://blog.size.co.uk/2014/08/26/closer-look-rick-griffin-levis-collection/
Victor Moscoso: image borrowed from https://comicvine.gamespot.com/victor-moscoso/4040-60079/images/