Monday, 31 May 2010

FLOWER POWER

The flower motif on this vintage plastic Beach Buggy [Ebay] appeared on a number of Sixties toys including the rear of the Day-f-ran SPACE GLIDER shown below. Anyone know of any more? Where is the motif from? Sixties' Hippydom?
Day-f-ran Glider second from left.

3 comments:

  1. Like, man, it's the symbol of Flower Power, yeah? Non-violence and counterculture. You had to ask that? Like, far out, man. Violence is like, such a drag. Hang loose and be groovy, Woodstock, baby, and wear that flower in your hair

    Gotta peace out now man, ya dig?

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  2. Oh man, you used to see this kind of thing everywhere, and I do mean everywhere, back in the day:

    http://designerwallcoverings.com/WallpaperStore/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1079

    I think of that as a groovy mod mid-Sixties pattern rather than any hippie Woodstock acid-trip scene, if you can dig the difference. But by the mid-Seventies, it had all disappeared. I can't figure out where the design originally came from.

    Another use of a similar stylized daisy image is from The Dating Game, dating back to 1965:

    http://timstvshowcase.com/datinggm.html

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  3. I associate mod more with the lambretta red and blue circles made famous by the Who.

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