Moving from Boston / Cape Cod - to Greenwich Village in NYC, a whole new world was opening up. I would hear Timothy Leary say "tune in, turn on and drop out." Right before my eyes, friends where in a suit and tie one week, THEN the next week, long hair a dazed look and experimenting with whatever. NYC was a blast, it was a whole new scene - a bunch of us would dress up like it was Halloween & go out to dinner - tell the waiters "no 'silverware and eat like Vikings. No one looked twice, it was the beginning of the 'what ever era. I just had to be part of the 'happenings'. Hearing … [Read more...]
Hippo-Tees was the original Hip O Potamus, playing a role in the fantastic San Francisco music and pot legalization scene.
Rock-n-Roll T-Shirts Born! Working out of a garage late at night, we printed a line of generic t-shirts, Superman, peace sign, marijuana leaf, and a few more. Stuffing the samples in an old film case, I set out for the artsy areas of San Francisco in the '70s, plus Sausalito, Berkeley, etc. THEN the day came. Going store to store in Mill Valley with no luck! Finally my last stop and the store owner said, "We don't want your T-shirt designs, but by the way, can you print 200 t-shirts by Monday?" Yes, of course! Somehow we managed to do just that, and that was the beginning of Rock-n-Roll … [Read more...]