Less eye candy than mind map, ‘Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia’ manages to radically reframe a period of creative ferment that remains weakly understood and remembered within the histories of art and design.
The Thing is Alive
Mark Leckey wants to invoke the spectral and increasingly animated correspondences between beasts, machines, and the human bodymind.
Foreword: HFT The Gardener
HFT The Gardener extends Suzanne Treister’s impish fascination with esoteric translation, the cybernetics of consciousness, and the hallucinatory aesthetics that radiate from real-world circulations of power.
Rick Griffin, Superstar
A look at the art and spiritual struggle of the great psychedelic poster artist.
Rick Griffin, Superstar, Pt. 2
Rick Griffin finds the Lord.
Magnificent underground esoteric temples
Take Me to the Water
The sights and sounds of American baptism.
Terence McKenna's Butterflies
A wondrous artist book by the mushroom bard's daughter, the photographer Klea McKenna
Galactic Games 2
A look at a metapoetic oracle deck from British Columbia's elvish nation.
PKD Cover art
My guest post to David Gill's PKD blog about some cover art gets bOING-bOINGed.
A New York opening for this fantastic visionary artist.
The New Eye
A definition and overview of Visionary Art, with a brief meditation on tradition.
Chasing the Tengu
The shamanic link between hip vinyl toys and ancient psychoactive lore.
The Alchemy of Trash
A sacred (and profane) exploration of some of California's visionary collage and assumblage artists, including Wallace Berman, Jess, and Simon Rodia.