A look back at an early blog

The Illustrators Journal

By Lon Levin

Milton Glaser Dylan poster

Artwork and getting high seem to go hand in hand. The Dylan poster featured is a creation of Milton Glaser and it was a pivotal piece of artwork in the 60’s and heralded the inception of psychedelic artwork. pychedelic poster Young artists and students experimented with drugs as a way to enhance their work and dig deeper into their minds. The imagery that ensued was stoney, freaky and ‘out-a-sight’ as the sayings go. Some truly original work was created and artists like Peter Maxx, Alan Aldridge and John Van Hammersveld caught the public’s attention. artwork from Alan aldridge

As the years passed drug induced artwork fell out of favor because of toll it took on the users. Drug overdoses, scrambled heads, memory loss and seizures are just a few of the consequences of prolific drug use. But the art remains and has now seen a resurgence.Greg Spalenka's art While some artists may still use marijuana…

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