We Fared Thee Well, Grateful Dead
We’re still glowing over here at Little Hippie in the wake of Fare Thee Well. There was a mention in the Wall Street Journal! And a rainbow! A double rainbow!
It’s been great to sift through the memories we so recently made and think about all the new life that will spring forth from our tribe coming together over the course of these amazing performances.
From Santa Clara to Chicago, it was an amazing ride. Thank you to everyone who made that possible! It was a tremendous experience to see the poster I designed being signed by all the members of the band, then see that same poster raise $15,000 through a silent auction for charity on Participation Row.
I had so much fun seeing so many people at all the shows wearing my stuff. People came from everywhere. Even our Japanese distributors made it! Did you know the Grateful Dead have a strong following in Japan? They do!
Special thanks to all our friends for stopping by the Little Hippie pop up shop in Chicago. What an amazing experience! It was so great to meet so many of you. We can’t wait do that again somewhere!
I’m excited to get out to this year’s Gathering of the Vibes July 30-August 2 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, my neck of the woods! Be sure to come by the booth and say hi!
As the creative founder of Little Hippie, Taylor specializes in illustration, licensed merchandising & experiential design, being both an expert in the art of the counter culture and a figure in it. Taylor’s artwork has become iconic in its own right, and many of her images are now being riffed on by other artists as part of the ever evolving Grateful Dead lexicon.
With over twelve years experience as an apparel licensee with the Grateful Dead, Taylor is well familiar with the ins and outs of licensing contracts, merchandising deals and artist agreements. Not only does she have the ability to create imagery that is at once classic and timely, but she can manage your entire project. A strong leader with a highly capable team behind her, she is always ready to take on new opportunities to grow Little Hippie.
Having moved frequently as a child, Taylor developed a love early on for new places paired with an amazing ability to keep in touch with people from everywhere. After graduating at 20 years old with a BA in French & English from Skidmore College in 1999, Taylor spent much of her early adult life on the road traveling to countless concerts and music festivals to promote her business and sell the products she designs. She now splits her time between Brooklyn, the Connecticut shoreline and Northern California. In her free time you can usually find her somewhere outdoors swimming, running, yoga-ing, and riding things down hills or otherwise playing on this big bright blue ball spinning freely in space.
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