Books like this should be created much, much more regularly – and it’s odd that few people pick up on this. Take a spectacular photographer who’s had something of a colourful life, have a dig around in his archive and wrap the nuggets of treasure up in a profoundly beautifully designed publication. The Family Acid is a new drool-worthy book the colour of fresh orange juice, published by the cool guys of S_U_N_ over in LA. Their publishing back-catalogue is a witty library of books that transcend the olde worlde/modern divide like a big trippy rainbow – drawing on old zine formats and themes for their content, but remaining firmly enough in the present to secure tables at the coolest art fairs in the world.
In The Family Acid we are whizzed back to the 1960s and 70s through the eyes of famous archivist and creative Roger Steffens. Do you get off on pictures of people being cool back in the days when things were just a whole lot fucking cooler? I do. Join me in saving up enough money to purchase this book, so we can stare at Roger’s photographs and wish we were lying warm under a blanket by Stonehenge – on acid – forevermore.