Wes Wilson

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Wes Wilson
Born Robert Wesley Wilson
(1937-07-15) July 15, 1937 (age 77)
Sacramento, California
Nationality American (United States)
Known for Psychedelic art, Poster art, Painting
Movement Psychedelic art

Wes Wilson (born July 15, 1937) is an American artist and one of the leading designers of psychedelic posters.[1] Best-known for designing posters for Bill Graham of the The Fillmore in San Francisco, he invented a style that is now synonymous with the peace movement, psychedelic era and the 1960s. In particular, he is known for inventing and popularizing a "psychedelic" font around 1966 that made the letters look like they were moving or melting. [2] It was very common by the 1970s.

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  1. ^ Marks, Ben (7 October 2011). "Where Hard Rock Meets Pop Art". The New York Times Style Magazine. The New York Times. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Wes Wilson", Classic Posters, Retrieved on 30 January 2013.

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