Psychedelic collage-based concert posters from the 1970s

Psychedelic collage-based concert posters from the 1970s

Tadanori Yokoo is a Japanese graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker and painter whose work came to prominence in the 1970s. His portfolio includes concert posters for the likes of The Beatles, Tangerine Dream, Earth Wind & Fire, as well as film posters for Roger Corman’s 1969 film The Trip. His works are fearlessly obscure, rooted in mysticism and psychedelia.

Yokoo successfully mixes Western icons like Marilyn Monroe and the Statue of Liberty, with the psychedelic flower power style of the period and unique Japanese aesthetics. The results are avant-garde collages with masterful use of colors, gradients, layers and patterns. This work is an example of international pop art at its mind-melting best.

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