Love-In Detroit on Belle Isle
April 30, 1967
Description: On the beautiful Belle Isle, an event was planned as a celebration and a youth in unity statement. Several thousand people attended, and all went well until the evening when police arrested a motorcyclist. The situation escalated into a full scale riot, and the press coverage depicted Trans-Love Energies and John Sinclair as being mindless hedonists, more interested in picking a fight with police than with peace and love. Promoted through the underground newspapers at the time, there was no actual poster for this event until 2007 when Gary Grimshaw became comfortable with his computer art skills and was seeking new ways to present his history of works for sale. This original work was a one-color flyer for the event. With the computer Gary was able to restore the piece and add the color as presented in this Gary Grimshaw Legacy Foundation Special Edition.
Posters are printed on 12lb. cardstock acid-free paper from a sustainable source.