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Art Nouveau’s Psychedelic ’60s

The psychedelic ’60s were quite a sight for all to see–long-haired hippies, bell bottoms and LSD. But perhaps tying the counter culture all together were the very specific graphic designs and illustration style seen on concert posters and album covers, such as curly, cloudy, barely legible lettering, trippy color combinations and decorative meandering borders. Amazingly, they weren’t created in the ’60s, but came from a celebrated art movement a century earlier known as art nouveau. Learn the facts in this edition of Vox.

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