The Human Be-in is generally considered by most experts to be THE seminal event in the hippie/counter culture movement.  It was held at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and featured "All San Francisco Rock Bands" (Grateful Dead, Big Brother, Country Joe, Quicksilver, etc.), as well as Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg & Jerry Rubin.  Three different artists came up with artwork for the posters and handbills used to promote the event.  This one, designed by Rick Griffin, is by far the most popular among collectors.  This was Rick's second piece of psychedelic artwork, and the one that really put him on the map.

The original/first print poster measures approx.  14 1/4" x 22 1/2", and was printed on white paper stock.

The second print poster, an authorized reprint, measures approx.  14" 20", and is red and blue ink on white stock.

The third print poster, an authorized reprint, measures approx.  14" x 20" and was printed on a cream/buff stock.

The original handbill measures approx.  8 1/2" x 11", and exists in two distinct variations,

Type A  Smooth stock, typical of most flyers
Type B  Heavy/Texture stock, heavier than most flyers



Last Updated   07/17/2004                                                              © 2004 SixtiesPosters, Inc.