Why the Owl? Here’s Why the Owl

August 5, 2015By Taylor Swope

So, you ask, “Why the owl? And what’s it got to do with the Grateful Dead? These are questions I’ve been hearing a lot. The answer is, it has a little to do with the Grateful Dead, and a lot to do with me. The first iteration of my owl was born in the fall of 2013 while I … Read More

Little Hippie at Gathering of the Vibes

July 27, 2015By Taylor Swope

Little Hippie will be making our way to Gathering of the Vibes July 30-August 2 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  It’s our annual hometown show.  Be sure to come by the booth and say hi! We’ve made many great memories in our 10 years of attending this festival.  Check out the Little Hippie Gathering of the Vibes Photo … Read More

We Fared Thee Well, Grateful Dead

July 25, 2015By Taylor Swope

We’re still glowing over here at Little Hippie in the wake of Fare Thee Well. There was a mention in the Wall Street Journal! And a rainbow! A double rainbow! It’s been great to sift through the memories we so recently made and think about all the new life that will spring forth from our tribe coming together … Read More

How I came to be a Grateful Dead licensee

July 17, 2015By Taylor Swope

popupshopWith the Fare Thee Well shows come and gone, I’m left reminiscing about how I got here in the first place.

In the summer of 2001, when I was wide eyed and ready to see the world, I set out on a mission to photograph music festival culture.

The previous fall I had been in Los Angeles working for a photographer where I met the people who would soon introduce me to the jamband world. That winter back at home in New York City, I went to shows at the Wetlands (RIP) every weekend, meeting lots of people and learning everything I could about festivals.

Festival Season is Upon Us and We’re RELIXing It

June 4, 2015By Taylor Swope

Little Hippie worked with RELIX Magazine this Spring leading up to their current and most important issue all year, the Festival Guide. I had the pleasure of working with Mike Greenhaus and Olivia Millman and the amazing team at RELIX to design the festival activity icons throughout the guide. Pick up the magazine this month and you’ll … Read More

How Little Hippie Started and Where We Are Heading Next

June 2, 2015By Taylor Swope

When I was 23 years old I started my own business as an artist. You’re looking at it right here at LittleHippie.com. My business grew out of a love for live music and a desire to create. Little Hippie was born within a music festival scene that was just then starting to emerge, where I was … Read More