Inspired by the wild creativity of the San Francisco music scene in the 1960s, we pay homage to this short-lived creative explosion with a series of artwork that reflects art nouveau influences and psychedelic styles of the time. Studio artists Nanette Newbry and Beibei An have interpreted monthly themes in the spirit of this artistic movement.
Wes Wilson’s art career began at San Francisco’s Contact Printing Company, where he worked as an art assistant. Handbills that he created for local music promoters gained for Wilson a reputation that resulted in his being commissioned by both Chet Helms of the Family Dog, and Bill Graham to produce posters for the Avalon Ballroom and Fillmore Auditorium. Wilson’s ability to create expressive, flowing handlettering gave him a reputation that personifies the San Francisco music experience of the 1960s.
This artwork was created as part of a series for our Comet Creative 2019 Flashback calendar.
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