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Psychedelia is a style of music, visual art, fashion, and culture that is associated originally with the high 1960s, hippies, and the Haight-Ashbury[?]. The style generally began in 1966, but truly took off in 1967 with the Summer of Love. Its beginnings are associated with San Francisco, California in the USA, but the style soon spread across the U.S.A., to Great Britain, and worldwide.

Psychedelia takes its name from psychedelic drugs, which helped give rise to the loud, swirling, pastel visual imagery and paisley designs. It was also influenced by Hindu, American Indian, and various Asian motifs, and extensive use of collage were a hallmark of the style.

For psychedelia as a musical phenomenon, see psychedelic music.

Some artists that were associated with the style of psychedelia are:

Visual artists:

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