Let me forget about today until tomorrow.
It was 1965 and the times were changing. Hordes of middle-class kids, seeking a vibrant, creative alternative to their stifling suburban lives, converged on San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district where they found multi-roomed Victorian homes and cheap rent.
Within the Haight, an emerging band of musicians, pushed by the British Invasion of the Beatles, threw off the stagnant American rock/pop matrix and created a new sound: psychedelic rock that combined folk, rock and jazz influences.
Within this cultural Mixmaster, the music that was being made nurtured a small industry of artists who created posters for local dance concerts. These artists elevated traditional posters to new levels, combining art nouveau influences and mind-bending, psychedelic images.
Comet Creative pays homage to this short-lived creative explosion by producing a calendar that reflects the style that originated in San Francisco. Studio artists Nanette Newbry and Beibei An have interpreted monthly themes in the spirit of this artistic movement.
Look for our Comet Creative 2019 Flashback calendar artwork on our blog each month to learn more about the artists who inspired each piece.
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Click on each image below to read more about the artist inspiration.