A Letter From The Publisher: Jul. 7, 1967

FOR a suitable representation of I hippie culture, we decided to turn to hippie artists. This week's cover is the work of a kind of artistic co operative called the Group Image—about 30 people who live in Manhattan's East Village and turn out paintings and posters, play music in various New York cafes, and publish a magazine called Inner space. The artists in the group who contributed most to the cover were three Milwaukee boys named Roger. Peter and Jimmy; they dislike apportioning credit or using their family names. "We are waiting for another name," they explain. In the photo above,...

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