Little Hippie’s Festival Survival and Thrival Guide

May 27, 2016By LITTLE HIPPIE

Being in prime form is optimal for maximizing your festival experience. The reality of festival survival is quite different from the typical attendee’s daily routine. The conditions can be much more rustic and challenging and it takes some skill and preparedness to make the best of the experience. We are here to help you not only survive, but thoroughly enjoy your summer escapades. In a world now waking up to the concept of “glamping”, Little Hippie thinks we can clock in somewhere in the middle: thriving.

The Making of Town Mountain’s Dead Session Album Art

October 28, 2015By Taylor Swope

In case you haven’t heard, Town Mountain are set to release renditions of two Grateful Dead Tunes to honor the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary. Town Mountain recorded bluegrass versions of two of their favorite song performed by the Grateful Dead: “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” & “Big River” the album is out Friday, November 13, 2015. I was lucky enough … Read More

The Rock Poster Art of Psychedelic Surfer Rick Griffin

October 26, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

Next year, 2016, will be the twenty fifth anniversary of the much-too-soon passing of famed poster artist Rick Griffin. Like too many good people, he lost his life in a motorcycle accident in Petaluma, California. He was truly a California Nature Boy, surfing his way up and down the coast. Surfing led Rick to illustration, … Read More

The Hippie History of Greenwich Village

October 14, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

For the last 42 years, thousands of costumed weirdos have paraded through the bohemian capital of Greenwich Village, New York City – and that’s just what happens on Halloween. We talk a lot about San Francisco and the West Coast being the origin place for American counterculture and the hippie lifestyle because, well, it is, … Read More

Proto-Hippies and the Introduction of the American Hippie

October 6, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

Here at Little Hippie we’ve been on a mission to dive into the origin story and evolution of the hippie – where did this culture come from, what does it mean and what are the values of that we’re passing onto our little hippies? Persians, Greeks and Germans were at it way before anyone thought … Read More

How Bill Gates informed my career as an… artist?!

September 30, 2015By Taylor Swope

You’re probably wondering, really? Bill Gates, artistic inspiration? That can’t be! Yes, it’s true. You read that right. Bill Gates was indeed one of my primary influences as a young artist. Allow me to explain. I finished college in December of 1998, a semester ahead of schedule. I had left high school a year early as … Read More

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