Yippie: Festival of Life announcement, Aug. 25-30, . The first page of text is authored by Jerry Rubin: "American is carnivorous. She eats the world for dessert... What's needed is a generation of people who are freaky, crazy, irrational, sexy, angry, irreligious, childish and mad: people who burn draft cards, burn high school and college degrees: people who say: 'To hell with your goals!'; people who lure the youth with music, pot and acid: people who re-define reality, who re-define the normal; People who break with the status-is-role-title-consumer game..."
Ben Marks of Collectors Weekly says:
The last of three PBA Galleries auctions featuring books from Rick Synchef's encyclopedic collection of counter/drug-culture literature will be held this Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 11am. The crown jewel is a complete set of all 17 volumes of Crumb Comics, published as signed, limited editions by Fantagraphics. Also included is a signed, first edition hardcover of Timothy Leary's "The Politics of Ecstasy," and a signed Yippie Festival of Life announcement, which encouraged people to attend the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968 (included in the 5-page pamphlet are instructions on how to make a fire bomb and homemade DMT).
Here's the link to the entire catalog
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