Favorite Festivals for Little Hippies: ROMP

June 20, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

Now that we’re finally getting over the Bonna-flu, contracted annually at Bonnaroo, we’re looking forward to a full season of festivals to enjoy. When we polled you for your favorite festivals earlier this season in advance of our collaboration with RELIX on their festival guide, a huge chunk of you recommended the bluegrass festival ROMP, … Read More

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

The Hippies vs The Artists in San Francisco’s New Bohemia

May 18, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

It wasn’t until day the third day of Michael Fallon’s 1965 article series for the San Francisco Examiner that hippies made front page news. The story was printed below the fold, but was front page news none the less. The headline, Bohemia’s New Haven, was putting it lightly, considering what was to come. The diaspora of hippies from … Read More

Where the Hippies of Haight Drank Coffee – is it Art or Business?

May 15, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

Our series of public library microfiche discoveries continues with Michael Fallon’s San Francisco Examiner series on the hippies of Haight Ashbury. The Blue Unicorn is the central caffeinated meeting space of the hippies of Haight Ashbury, but is it a business or an art form? Fallon investigates; this piece was published on September 6, 1965 … Read More

The First Time The Mainstream Media Wrote About Hippies

May 12, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

We got curious about Dennis McNally’s reference in A Long Strange Trip, to a 1965 series of San Francisco Examiner articles by Michael Fallon. The articles are referenced in almost every major book about the era, as the first use of the word hippie in print – derived from the beatnik’s hipster – to describe the shifting culture of the … Read More

Jerry Garcia’s Harrington Street Outtake

May 6, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

The book Harrington Street was not completed before Jerry Garcia’s death, but is billed as an autobiography of the musician and author until age 10. The Grateful Dead’s current exhibition on the literary history of the band at the Archive at UC Santa Cruz features one particularly out of place primary source – a photocopy … Read More