The summer of 1967 was filled with drugs, sex, and rock and roll, earning it the title “Summer of Love.” It was, in other words, Hot Vax Summer before any vaccine was needed! Psychedelic posters proliferated across the streets of San Francisco advertising concerts, happenings, and events. Recently, the Portland Art Museum received a distinguished collection of these artistic posters, which combined innovative lettering, brilliant color schemes, and witty design. How is your summer going? Is it Summer of Love redux, or is it a repeat of 2020?
—Mary Weaver Chapin, Curator of Prints and Drawings