The Summer of Love officially was kicked off today 6-16 in 1967 -- 47 years ago with the first of 3 days of music at Monterey Pop Festival. People are still talking about the phenomenon of both Monterey Pop (the first large music festival in the US) and about the Summer of Love.
History lesson: I was in despair. Deep despair. I drew myself: the representative of an individual in despair, with hands palm outstretched outwards and downwards in the manner of Goya's peasant before the firing squad. I formalised the drawing into a line and put a circle round it."Ken Kolsbun, a correspondent of Holtom's, says that the designer came to regret the symbolism of despair, as he felt that peace was something to be celebrated and wanted the symbol to be inverted