Tag: Hippy

Posters of the 60s-70s Baby Boomer Generation

Baby Boomers are responsible for the most dynamic cultural changes in American history. From music, art, language and fashion, almost radical like emphasis was placed on distorting boundaries between the sophisticated elites and the creative have-nots. In art, “Pop” permeated into packaging, television, advertisements, comic books, and movies. In fashion, we evolved from greaser crewcuts…

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Desiderata

In the 1960s and 1970s, this was a popular poem on black light and groovy posters. But it was actually written in an early 1921 poem by Max Ehrmann, an American writer. “Desiderata” is Latin for “things desired.” Go placidly amid the noise and haste,and remember what peace there may be in silence.As far as…

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Woodstock and The Hong Kong Flu

Next week is the 51st anniversary of Woodstock. David Falconnier, a McCollum High Classmate from the early 1970s reminded some of us on Facebook about a global Hong Kong Flu pandemic that took place in 1968 – 1969.  I started thinking about what was going on in those days and recalled the World’s Fair, Hemisfair…

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