Today’s book pick in the 2017 PopCult Gift Guide is a trippy tome that is perfect for the fan of cool, psychedelic art, Eye See You: The Art of Oliver Hibert is a terrific coffee table book that presents tons of work by, and a career overview of, the man who’s been chosen as one of the favorite artistic collaborators of Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, who contributed the introduction to this book.
In this first survey of his career, you’ll find beloved, neo-psychedelic artist Oliver Hibert blending in as living art among examples of his fine art, illustration, and design, including his unique recreation of the tarot deck. Building off of features in publications including Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, and Beautiful Decay, this title breaks down Hibert’s quest for the “Superflat” using his favored medium of acrylic and addresses the question of what happens when an artist tackles commercial assignments.
His body of work is connected through color and inspiration from the 1960s, an aesthetic that has attracted the likes of The Flaming Lips for whom Hibert has created posters, tour apparel, and album covers. With well over 200 images, Eye See You also shows just how prolific the artist is, covering his paintings, sculpture, and drawings, as well as his many projects for clients such as Nike, Fender Guitars, Miley Cyrus, and Creature Skateboards. This is a must-have and insightful work for collectors and fans of contemporary art.
Hibert has brought new life to the psychedelic art scene that flourished in the 1960s with artists like Heinz Edelman, Milton Glaser and Peter Max, and he’s done it while imposing his own stamp on the genre. This great collection of his art will be perfect for the aging or aspiring hippie on your holiday shopping list, or for anyone who just enjoys cool and colorful art. You can order it from any bookseller using the ISBN number, or purchase it directly from the publisher.