Party drugs and free love – the magazines of Generation LSD
If you can remember it, you weren't there
‘Way Out’, ‘Groovie’, ‘Where It's At’ – hardly anyone can (or wants to) remember the titles of these men's magazines. Yet in the years 1967-1972, as the hippie movement of California spread the message of free love and the psychedelic expansion of consciousness, these colourful publications had a huge following. The journalists aimed to convince more conservative readers of the joys of LSD, showing images of scantily clad, often stark-naked flower girls who danced across psychedelic backdrops, high on drugs. Now, Taschen has published a picture book dedicated to the magazines, comics and posters of those times, filled with provocative – but artistically playful and ultimately harmless – motifs.
Photos: Taschen Verlag