- Armadillo Art SquadThe South Austin Popular Culture Center features the artwork of the infamous “Armadillo Art Squad” dating from the 1960s to today. These artists have garnered international acclaim for their influence upon rock art in the 1970s and the contemporary Austin culture. They continue to producer art in a variety of mediums, including the quintessential Austin art form, the poster. Old and new works by these celebrities will be displayed on a permanent basis along with periodic displays, including the numerous notable contemporary Austin artists. Click on the images and names below to learn more about the artist. Danny Garrett Nels Jacobson Guy Juke G.L. McElhaney
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Thorne Dreyer of Rag Radio on KOOP, 91.7 FM talks with Leea Mechling and Henry Gonzalez of the South Austin Popular Culture Center. In the hour-long interview, they “discuss Austin culture since the 60s and 70s; its history of exhibitions featuring major graphic and poster artists; and the Memorial Wall featuring fallen heroes of Austin and Texas culture. We also …
Poster Art: Nels “Jagmo” Jacobson’s fortuitous relocation: “It was a move to Austin, Texas in 1978 that touched off my fascination with poster art,” says Nels Jacobson, better known as psychedelic-poster artist Jagmo. “That move changed my life.” Click here to read more.
During the summer of 1970, Austin’s first successful psychedelic music club, the Vulcan Gas Company, closed. In August 1970, the Armadillo World Headquarters opened. Both venues made dramatic changes to Austin’s culture.
Bloggers depict their trips to the museum.
On Friday, March 12 join us for an autograph party with artist Gilbert Shelton from 12 to 3 p.m. We’ll be meeting at the Oat Willies at 617 West 29th Street in ATX. Click here to RSVP.