Psychedelic Shop 1/1/67
The Psychedelic Shop was located in the Haight-Ashbury district and opened on January 3, 1966. Brothers Ron and Jay Thelin opened the shop and began selling psychedelic books and posters, hippie clothing, and drug paraphernalia. This head shop became a gathering place for the burgeoning counterculture of San Francisco until it closed in October 1967. Rick Griffin designed this fabulous image and it was his very first foray into the psychedelic poster field. While taking this to the printer, he ran into the organizers of the Human Be-In and they immediately asked him to do a poster for that event. The Human Be-In poster, known as The Art of Rock number 2.215, and this Psychedelic Shop poster were the springboard to Griffin’s involvement with Chet Helms and Bill Graham. This poster is pictured in The Art of Rock on page 79.
The original poster was printed on white stock by Double H press and measures approximately 14" x 19⅞". These carry the union bug #72 in the lower right margin (obscured by our digital watermark - sorry).
The second print poster was printed on white stock and measures approximately 14" x 19". These have a Berkeley Bonaparte credit in the lower margin.
- Rick Griffin
- Jook Savages