The Griffin Flocked Black Light Poster by Tim Baron
Developed for the Military by the Switzer Brothers back in 1932 but Perfected by The Counterculture to explore this aesthetic.
The 60's and 70's were a wild time and Black Light Posters of that era pushed the boundaries of art.
With the ability to glow and vibrate under ultraviolet light, the posters can simulate the sensations and visual distortions one would experience during their most astral journeys.
Although blacklight posters have continually been produced since the 1960s, there has been a resurgence in popularity since 2007 as blacklight and glow-in-the-dark parties have become more popular.
The black parts of these posters are overlaid with black flocking, which gives it a velvet feel, and these are often referred to as velvet posters.