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If you're in Miami go check out @scopeartshow and @alexanderchambersgallery booth A02 I guarantee your mind will be blown.
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Rick Griffin High School doodle
From Randy Nauert's collection
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Rick Griffin s crying eye on Brian Chambers #rickgriffin #art #tattoo

Farout Friday classic Rick Griffin showin' off his skills! #rickgriffin #showstopper #classic #faroutfriday #surfsup

A revolution in board design in the late 1960s ushered in shortboards. As boards contracted, so minds expanded. ‘Thinking with a surfboard’ required a new mindset of liberation from the smooth flow of longboard surfing to think in smaller, tighter arcs. ‘Surfer’ magazine cartoonist Rick Griffin fantasised in his panel that some day a board would be flipped all the way over, a head-over-heels turn, right inside the tube. Griffin had invented the first surfing cartoon hero – Murphy, a goofy longboard kid who became the surf world mascot and made the cover of ‘Surfer’ in 1962. A 1963 car accident left Griffin with a damaged left eye, long scars on the side of his face and perhaps psychological scars. Murphy and Griffin morphed into one. Then Murphy reappeared in an acid discovery in the late ‘60s to create some of the first psychedelic cartoons. At ‘Surfer’ magazine an overnight revolution changed the graphic design from hip and cool jazz-inflected advertising to acid-soaked fantasy. Between 1965 and 1967 Griffin illustrated the epic Griffin-Stoner adventures for ‘Surfer’, providing a social tapestry to the counterculture scene he was leading in San Francisco. Griffin also created the original logo for ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine, and produced album covers for the Grateful Dead (Aoxomoxoa), The Eagles (On the Border), Jackson Browne (Late for the Sky) and Quicksilver Messenger Service (Sons of Mercury). Griffin's cartoons were also published in the underground magazine founded in 1967 by cartoonist Robert Crum, ‘Zap Comix’. Alas, Griffin burned out early, a casualty of rock ‘n’ roll and a love of motorcycles. He died in a motorcycle accident in 1991, aged 47. But Griffin’s surf film posters for ‘Pacific Vibrations’ (1969), ‘Five Summer Stories’ (1972) and ‘Blazing Boards’ (1983) are powerful sources of inspiration for surf artists around the world, leaving a legacy of an hallucinatory style to cartooning where meticulously detailed black and white shading turns into full colour living wet dreams, deeper than deep barrels and outlandishly radical performances#rickgriffin #surfart #murphy

Had fun hanging up this surfboard for an awesome couple this weekend. This was my personal board painted as a tribute to the late Rick Griffin. They came by the gallery and had to have the board. It reminds them of their two Labradors running out of the surf at the beach. The dogs were the star of the show that evening! @foreverstokedart @stonemansurfboards @boardbrainsfiberglass #rickgriffin #pacificvibrations #beachdogs #labrador

Some epic, and official #rickgriffin "psychedelic solution/ crying eye" clear vinyl stickers we printed for the heavyweights at @alexanderchambersgallery

Here is a Rick Griffin bronze I did for Alexander Chambers Gallery. Edition of 50. If interested please contact @alexanderchambersgallery
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Fun one from today!!!

Coffee timeee ♡ Rick Griffin's Surfin Eyeball, guess I'm still on the same Wave
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I'll be displaying some of my boards at @thiroulsurfclub on Sunday as a part of the Thirroul seaside festival. -
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This board is a stinger, made from repurposed wooden pallets, with the art being a tribute to the late Rick Griffin

I ain't no cop, Greg Irons edition ! ....... We recently got in a large collection of original art, posters and rare items from the 60s and 70s counter culture era. Including original art, concert posters, underground comics and more. To find out more., Contact us at : beateye@gmail.com ............#gregirons #robercrumb #rickgriffin #robertwilliams #rbtwms #sixties  #sclaywilson #gilbertshelton  #freakbros #freakbrothers #concertposters #undergroundcomix #undergroundpress #undergroundcomics #comic #comics #comicbook #concertposter  #rockposter  #rockphotos #counterculture  #popculture  #rockandroll  #rocknroll #gratefuldead #originalcomicart #comix #tattoo #tattoos #tattooflash

Beyond thankful and extremely greatful to have this masterpiece in my possession! 🙏🏻✊🏻🙌🏻 @thelaunchpad @judbergeron #rickgriffin

Incredible things are brewing in Tucson courtesy of the master @judbergeron hyaw! @thelaunchpad #rickgriffin 👑

#rickgriffin from SurfStory vol1 ... "Pacific vibrations" cover art by Rick...as @jimevanstaz story goes, Rick was hiding out while trying to finish this painting for John Severson ... The Hollywood film studio that had picked up the film was putting on pressure for the finished art and John wasn't stoked...in the end the studio opted for a different poster art and then later Sevo replaced it with Griffins piece after the theatre released and run...so many great stories in the surf culture ... More Severson in Vol2 #surfstoryproject #surfstory2 #book #art #story #surf #culture

Some epic, and official #rickgriffin "psychedelic solution/ crying eye" clear vinyl stickers we printed for the heavyweights at @alexanderchambersgallery

Two of our favorite things: Chuck Berry and Greg Irons artwork! ...... We recently got in a large collection of original art, posters and rare items from the 60s and 70s counter culture era. Including original art, concert posters, underground comics and more. To find out more., Contact us at : beateye@gmail.com ............#chuckberry #gregirons #robercrumb #rickgriffin #robertwilliams #rbtwms  #sclaywilson #gilbertshelton  #freakbros #freakbrothers #concertposters #undergroundcomix #undergroundpress #undergroundcomics #comic #comics #comicbook #concertposter  #rockposter  #billgraham #counterculture  #popculture  #rockandroll  #rocknroll #gratefuldead #originalcomicart #comix #tattoo #tattoos #tattooflash

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