HIGH TIMES is a visual history of the drug and counterculture magazine High Times. Based in New York City, the magazine has been in circulation since 1969, and encompasses an alternative narrative of post-war American society through its stories, interviews and features. From the Vietnam War and psychedelics of the 70s, the glamour and class divide that defined cocaine in the 80s and 90s, to the first states legalizing recreational marijuana, the magazine's provocative nature was a vehicle for hard journalism and criticism.
Primarily a catalogue of all covers from every issue of High Times, the publication also features select interviews and stories from staff about particular decades and how they affected the magazine. High Times: 40 Years also reproduces a selection of graphics and images, which has contributed to the visual culture of drugs, as well as centerfolds, a feature synonymous with the magazine and a reference to Playboy Magazine, which the first issue was a satire of. Co-published by Trans-High Corporation and powerHouse Books.
D A N T E C A R L O S is an independent graphic and book designer. His projects include commissions for cultural institutions, spaces, artists, agencies, and local businesses.
He currently is based in Portland. For more information or inquiries, contact Dante at email@example.com
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