A Letter From The Publisher: may 19, 1967

"Drink Canada dry. Visit Expo 67." "Do the Chinese look in the White Pages?" "Goodnight, David . . . Goodnight, Goliath."

THESE riveting statements are among the entries in a graffiti contest we have just conducted in the cause of general amusement and TIME promotion. Of course, graffiti (from the Italian, meaning scratching or scribbling) have been seen on walls since antiquity, forming an enduring kind of subliterature. Recently they became a fad, appearing on lapel buttons, car stickers and on almost any available surface, including (as we found) TIME advertising posters.

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