it, June 19, 1972
Thanks to Stephen Kroninger for the cover

it, June 19, 1972

Thanks to Stephen Kroninger for the cover

babylonfalling:

On to Washington!
Mayday actions to take place all over the country, primarily in Washington D.C., the aim of which is, briefly, “raising the social cost of the war to a level unacceptable to America’s rulers.”

babylonfalling:

On to Washington!

Mayday actions to take place all over the country, primarily in Washington D.C., the aim of which is, briefly, “raising the social cost of the war to a level unacceptable to America’s rulers.”

babylonfalling:

We, the undersigned



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babylonfalling:

We, the undersigned

The Northwest Passage was an underground newspaper based in Bellingham, Washington, that was founded in the 1960s. When I moved to Seattle in 1977 it split its edit and production between Bellingham and Seattle (it would shortly moved its operation entirely to Seattle). It still had a distinct underground flavor, but with a strong left-wing/progressive political perspective. I went to work there (along with a giant crew of other people) and designed a half dozen covers circa 1978-79. The headlines on this cover were done entirely in presstype, except for the logo, which was set by Phil’s Fonts in Washington, DC. Needless to say, at the time I was heavily influenced by the cover designs of The Village Voice.

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The Northwest Passage was an underground newspaper based in Bellingham, Washington, that was founded in the 1960s. When I moved to Seattle in 1977 it split its edit and production between Bellingham and Seattle (it would shortly moved its operation entirely to Seattle). It still had a distinct underground flavor, but with a strong left-wing/progressive political perspective. I went to work there (along with a giant crew of other people) and designed a half dozen covers circa 1978-79. The headlines on this cover were done entirely in presstype, except for the logo, which was set by Phil’s Fonts in Washington, DC. Needless to say, at the time I was heavily influenced by the cover designs of The Village Voice.

Berkeley Barb, August 7, 1970
Source: Babylon Falling

Berkeley Barb, August 7, 1970

Source: Babylon Falling

Over the holidays I got a chance to give a deep read to On the Ground, the illustrated history of the 1960s-early 70s underground press, edited by Sean Stewart of the Babylon Falling Tumblr site. It’s a rich oral history, with interviews with editors, artists, and cartoonists, and is packed with underground newspaper covers, ads, cartoons, posters, photographs, and more. The visuals explode off the page, and the whole book feels like a big, thick underground paper. This is essential reading (and looking) for anyone interested in 1960s politics, the underground press, alternative publishing, and graphics and comix. On the Ground is available at Amazon.com, and Babylon Falling has daily graphic updates.

Helix, 1969Illustration: Walt Crowley
Source: Babylon Falling

Helix, 1969
Illustration: Walt Crowley

Source: Babylon Falling

Rock the Vote: Richard Daley

For the month of October, we’ll be doing a daily series of posts featuring some of the most memorable politicians from the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. You can see many cool additional images at Boom Underground.

SDS New Left Notes, August 19, 1968

Source: Spaghetti Brains

Oz (underground London magazine), September 1968On the cover: Mick Jagger
Source: Oz
See some classic Mick Jagger photographs at Boom Underground, who is posting them as part of a month-long series on Hunks We Were Hot For, male heart-throbs from the 1960s & 70s.

Oz (underground London magazine), September 1968
On the cover: Mick Jagger

Source: Oz

See some classic Mick Jagger photographs at Boom Underground, who is posting them as part of a month-long series on Hunks We Were Hot For, male heart-throbs from the 1960s & 70s.