Heinz Edelmann was the illustrator who created the hallucinogenic landscape of Pepperland as art director for the 1968 animated Beatles film Yellow Submarine. The Beatles’ adventure and films like Pink Floyd’s The Wall go along well with psychedelic trips.

In the 1960s, Edelmann was experimenting with a stylized, soothingly fluid, neo-Art Nouveau manner. That caught the eye of Al Brodax, producer of a successful animated Beatles television cartoon series for children. He chose Mr. Edelmann to be the chief designer of his first feature-length animated film, “Yellow Submarine,” built around a 1966 Beatles’ song of the same name. – NY Times

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