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EXPERIENCE COUNTER CULTURE ARCHIVES!
Here’s a little shot of fun to begin 2015!
1967 was a truly historic year; 00individual turned 16 and turned on, early on. It was the Summer of Love and it was the the year of obtaining a license and a car – freedom was finally here!
Two years later 00individual would begin a 45 year art career based on doodle art
done in high school academic classes – but until then, the three years of 10th, 11th and 12th grade art classes
alleviated the pain and boredom of institutionalized education and helped hone what really mattered.
One of the 10th grade art class projects in 1967 was to design a board game, so to put 00individual’s new Marijuana-influenced psychedelic creativity and state of mind to use he decided to riff on Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention’s zeitgeist term; “Freak Out”.
As with the game’s 11″ x 16″ box top shown above, 00individual is presenting these 45 year old artifacts in unrestored “found” condition.The fact that these artifacts still exist in any condition is amazing. So see this art project as real archaeological evidence of a period in Counter Culture history that represents its’ innocence and fun – before the assassination of MLK, RFK, and the Vietnam War escalation transformed youthful Hippies into mature truth-seeking revolutionaries who would “Question Authority” at every level.
The opened 14″ x 20″ game board design was a simple one and obviously more a visual “art piece” than a challenging competition, but it was still fun to play.
Above are the instructions and the red-striped Penalty and all-white Reward Cards.
The Game Pieces were made from stacked, glued and enameled circular cardboard.
Here’s the inner tray box bottom with folded board, cards and game pieces inside.
Dope you all enjoyed this little bit of nostalgic fun and insight into the creativity that was permeating Pop Culture and the Counter Culture and the effect it had on society.
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