Last week at The Wayfarer’s upstairs lounge, a lucky handful was privileged to attend the launch of the new book, The Mind’s Eye: The Art of Omni. While wandering around a large amount of the original artwork from Omni as well as copies of the new book, attendees sipped Absolut Elyx cocktails and enjoyed delicious amuse-bouches.
Known as a popular science magazine, Omni masterfully blended cutting edge science news and science fiction, flashy graphic design, a touch of sex, and the images of a generation of artists completely free and unburdened by the disciplines of the masters.
The Mind’s Eye: The Art of Omni is the very first publication to celebrate in stunning detail the exceptional science fiction imagery of this era in an oversized format. The Mind’s Eye contains 185 images from contributing Omni artists including John Berkey, Chris Moore, H.R. Giger, Rafal Olbinski, Rallé, Tsuneo Sanda, Hajime Sorayama, Robert McCall, and Colin Hay among many more, along with quotes from artists, contributors, writers, and critics.