Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022
Learning about these posters led me down paths I could never have imagined, such as making contact with Stanley Mouse, one of the most iconic and influential artists of the psychedelic poster movement.Sarah Grimes
Music and Movements: Psychedelic Rock Posters and the Counterculture
Research paper written for AHI 190H: The Art of Chance
Inspired by an encounter with the Counterculture Posters Collection during a class visit to the library’s Archives and Special Collections, Grimes sheds new light on the design and meaning of psychedelic rock posters and their place in the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Grimes analyzed the poster designs, read newspaper articles from the time, and interviewed renowned poster artist Stanley Mouse.
In Their Own Words
Read Sarah’s reflective essay from their Lang Prize application.