New York: Perigee Paper Tiger, 1980. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps.
"The psychedelic rock of the late '60s became more intense, particularly music by Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and Captain Beefheart, so did Griffin's poster images. Bloody eyeballs, snakes, skulls, and beetles began to dominate the many posters...When asked about this body of work Rick replied, 'I wanted every poster to have the sort of heraldry found on family crests. It was for that reason I continually used bold and powerful central imagery.'" Monograph on American artist and psychedelic poster designer Rick Griffin. Beginning his career producing surfer drawings and contributing to the underground comix movement, Griffin went on to design promotional posters for the Fillmore and album covers for the Grateful Dead by the mid-60s. Inspired by dadaism and surrealism, and later by the word of God and religious imagery when he became a born again Christian in the early 70s, Griffin's influence on contemporary visual culture remains evident today. Illustrated in color and black-and-white, featuring 20 years of Griffin's professional work; introduction and text by art historian, artist, author, collector, and close friend of Griffin's, Gordon McClelland. Light foxing to prelims, minor wear to extremities. Near fine. Item #2306