Eva, Colin, Theanna & Wes Wilson. Taken at their Lagunitas, Marin County home, circa 1970. Photo by Harlan Floyd.
Wes, of course, is the founder of rock poster art. Not literally, – the first San Francisco rock poster was created by Mike Ferguson and George Hunter of The Charlatans to advertise their mid-1965 gig at the Red Dog Saloon. But Wes’ wraparound lettering set the tone for an entire generation of psychedelic poster designers, His ideas can still be heard echoing through the design canyon today…
Back in the mid-Seventies Wes and Eva decided to do the back-to-the-land thing, and, unlike most, they made a success of it. Today, when he’s not rounding up the cattle, Wes practices his art out in the barn – now his studio. Get the full story at Wes’ website: www.wes-wilson.com It’s full of interesting reminiscences about the sixties as well as his more current work.
Eva , a luminary in her own right, eventually went back to school, earned her Ph.D and today practices in Missouri as a clinical psychologist. Together since the mid-Sixties, Wes and Eva are a true Haight-Ashbury success story. Way to go, guys.