Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Psychedelic Postcards


Several years back I went to an estate sale in Maine. I ran across a bunch of postcards that I thought would be great to have to send to people. Everything else in the pile was 10 cents each, so I was surprised when I went to pay and they said the price was $1 each. Thankfully I bought them and never mailed them. Turns out they are very collectible. Back in 1967-8, Family Dog Productions organized concerts at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. The posters and postcards they produced are works of art, each and every one.
This is one example of a more psychedelic one. See the circle that just looks like odd shaped design? Well, it's actually the words. You have to be high to see it easily I think. If you can see it easily without drugs, well, you should go back in time and live in the 60's. To help you, the top set of words in pink is "Quicksilver Messenger Service."
I forgot to upload what the back looks like. I will do that tonight perhaps.

11 comments:

Churlita said...

Can you make some money off of them? They are super cool.

NoRegrets said...

I have indeed. Gotta love ebay. I do want to keep a few.

Susan said...

I can read it. I'm blaming it on the headache..

NoRegrets said...

You keep deluding yourself susan...

Gyuss Baaltar said...

stay away from the brown acid!

Lily said...

Wow! we have a vinyl album of Quicksilver Messenger Service, but then we are children of the sixties.

Tera said...

I also like words that end in c...

heather said...

shocker that it is i see words as well. tons of art from the 60's was done like this with the bubble letters blending together. gotta love it. :-)

heather said...

(and just for the record, i'm not drunk or high. ;->)

NoRegrets said...

Brown acid... scary.
I'm not even sure I know a song from Quicksilver Messenger Service! I'll have to look it up.
Oh, Tera, flaccid. Do you like that one too? How could you?
Heather, you just have the gift.

Tera said...

NoR~You know I do!!! That is...the WORD of course.