MAN FROM UTOPIA
man from utopia
San Francisco Comic Book Co. 1972
In 1966, Rick Griffin moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco and began shifting away from producing cartoons for Surfer magazine, which insisted on censoring his work, and towards designing rock music posters in San Francisco, which was a new genre of art that was all the rage in the counterculture. By 1967, Griffin was recognized along with Wes Wilson, Stanley “Mouse” Miller, Alton Kelley and Victor Moscoso as the “Big Five” artists who set the creative direction for psychedelic American rock posters.