Yippie! -- 1968 Festival of Life [Handbill]
New York: Youth International Party, August 1968. 8 1/2" x 11 1/2". Original handbill printing a dense text in blue overprinted in large red letters with the words ‘Yippie!’ and ‘Chicago Aug 25-30’.
The background text prints a list of actual or imagined participants, humorous slogans and seemingly random or resonant ideas designed to evoke a carnivalesque atmosphere in advance of the Yippies’ planned Festival of Life in Chicago. Among those name-checked are the Diggers; Sharon Krebs; Steve Miller’s Blues Band; The Fugs; the Jimi Hendrix Experience; Norman Mailer; Timothy Leary; Allen Ginsberg; Stu Albert; Arlo Guthrie; Pete Seeger; Quicksilver Messenger Service; and Paul Krassner (Yippie co-founder), who has SIGNED this copy in the lower margin. NEAR FINE.