New Psychedelia


The first monograph of the celebrated mind-altering artist and album cover designer Leif Podhajsky


ISBN: 9780500024027 Category:

Leif Podhajsky


Over the past decade, Leif Podhajsky’s kaleidoscopic artwork has carved out a unique space for the resurgence of psychedelia, reinvented for contemporary culture through the exploration of the relationship between the organic and the digital.

Podhajsky’s first monograph collates and curates his vivid artwork from the past decade. The book contains chapters on psychedelia, synaesthesia, digital and organic worlds and the influence of human perception upon nature – all beautifully illustrated with Podhajsky’s artwork – alongside detailed presentations of his iconic album covers: Tame Impala’s Innerspeaker and Lonerism, Bonobo’s The North Borders and Foals’ Holy Fire, to name a few. Each profile contains exclusive insight into the creative processes, collaborations, and insider anecdotes behind each cover.

A complete illustrated chronology of Podhajsky’s works to date is included at the end of the book.<br/.
With 250 illustrations in colour

Additional information

Weight 1114 g
Dimensions 22.1 x 27.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 11 March 2021
Number of pages 224
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Text by Evie Tarr
Dimensions 22.1 x 27.1 cm
Weight 1114 g


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Leif Podhajsky is an Australian graphic designer, artist and art director, known for the distinctive album covers he has designed for some of the past decade's biggest electronic, indie and psychedelic artists. His striking style has also attracted leading brands, such as Nike and Ralph Lauren, and the likes of Sydney Opera House, where he has exhibited his ethereal video installations and designs as part of the Vivid LIVE festival since 2016. Podhajsky grew up surrounded by the waterfalls and rainforests of Byron Bay, and has since lived in Melbourne, London and, currently, Berlin.