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Moscoso

Victor Moscoso

Victor Moscoso is one of the premier artists of the psychedelic era. Raised in Brooklyn, he attended both Cooper Union and Yale (where he studied with Joseph Albers) before moving to San Francisco in the late 1950s. There he became a primary architect of the burgeoning underground hothouse that would produce brilliant posters, comic books, and album covers. Moscoso’s facility with color relationships and his remarkable ability to seamlessly blend images and lettering into a single entity was used to create a series of groundbreaking concert posters that propelled him to international fame. His posters feature dizzying hand lettering that push the very limits of negative space, and fierce battles between foreground and background. Along with Robert Crumb he was a founding member of the groundbreaking underground comic Zap Comix. Moscoso also designed numerous album covers for Jerry Garcia, Herbie Hancock and others.

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Victor Moscoso: Poster legend

TYPO San Francisco 2014TYPO San Francisco 2014, April 10, 2014, 6:00 pm (YBCA Theater)

A detailed journey through the life of psychedelic poster artist and illustrator Victor Moscoso, tracing his early days in 1950s Brooklyn, to Yale and finally San Francisco, where he was a key figure in the creation of the psychedelic poster and the establishment of underground comix. Norman Hathaway will present Victor’s work and interview him about his conceptual approach to his work as well as his groundbreaking technical achievements.