Best selling glow in the dark posters in 2022
Why do you need fluorescent posters?
At the end of the 1960’s, every young adult was in the habit of using drugs. It was the Swinging Sixties, a time when new fashion emerged and teenagers and adults went beyond any convention. One thing they started experimenting with was drugs.
Acid was one of the most popular kinds of drug in those days. When you were having an acid trip, your vision would become distorted and your sensations would be heightened.
Artists later tried to recreate the visions they had during these acid trips on canvases. Blacklight posters emerged as a part of that artistic movement. There has been a revival of blacklight poster art since 2007, when people started organising blacklight parties. Blacklight posters became a part of the vivid decoration.
Frequently asked questions about fluorescent posters
Blacklight posters are printed with fluorescent inks that glow under black light. A lot of such posters are designed to simulate the sensations and visual distortions you would experience during an acid trip. That’s why you see so many blacklight posters with mushroom designs on them.
It’s very easy to make a black light poster. You just have to buy poster paper (this can be white, black or a fluorescent color) and paint anything you wish with glow in the dark paint. If you choose to paint on a black surface, the colors will stand out even more.
The colors that stand out the best are fluorescent yellow, orange, pink and neon green. These are the colors you will mostly find on glow in the dark posters.
A flocked blacklight poster contains black fibers that feel like felt. They are often referred to as velvet posters.
Blacklight art evokes wonder, amazement and emotion. These kind of art works are made to be seen under a UV black light to highlight the negative spaces and make colors glow more vividly.
In the United States, black light posters emerged as part of the psychedelic fashion scene at the end of the 1960’s. You could mostly find this kind of posters at music venues. Nowadays contemporary artists still make blacklight posters and you can even find them in Home Decor stores.