1001 Black Men–#165

It’s turning out to be another retro kind of day here in the SF Bay Area. Then again, a trip to City Lights books is just the thing to turn one’s mind to thoughts of mid-century counterculture.

This drawing, like the previous one, incorporates a cool retro wallpaper design, and the figure deliberately recalls the late 1960s and early ’70s. The man he is based on did not have quite as bushy a beard as this drawing suggests, overall, the gentleman I saw browsing in City Lights books looked a lot like this picture. His was kind of a Black beatnik/summer of love/anti-war protester kind of look. At the same time, though, it’s also kind of a timeless, as well. After all, can you imagine a time in which a t-shirt and jeans will not be in style?


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