ALLEN GINSBERG MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT

ALLEN GINSBERG MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT

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Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet, philosopher, and writer. He is considered to be one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation during the 1950s and the counterculture that soon followed.

CLUE#1 FLOWER POWER

Flower Power originated in Berkeley, California, as a symbolic action of protest against the Vietnam War. In a November 1965 essay titled How to Make a March/Spectacle, Ginsberg advocated that protesters should be provided with "masses of flowers" to hand out to policemen, press, politicians and spectators.Using Ginsberg's methods, the protest received positive attention and the use of "flower power" became an integral symbol in the counterculture movement.

CLUE#2 HOWL

Ginsberg is best known for his poem "Howl", in which he denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States. 1956, "Howl" was seized by San Francisco police and US Customs. In 1957, it attracted widespread publicity when it became the subject of an obscenity trial,Judge Clayton W. Horn ruled that "Howl" was not obscene, adding, "Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?" "Howl" is considered to be one of the great works of American literature. It came to be associated with the group of writers known as the Beat Generation.

CLUE#3 BLAKE VISION

In 1948 in an apartment in Harlem, Ginsberg had an auditory hallucination while reading the poetry of William Blake (later referred to as his "Blake vision"). At first, Ginsberg claimed to have heard the voice of God, but later interpreted the voice as that of Blake himself. The experience lasted several days. Ginsberg believed that he had witnessed the interconnectedness of the universe. He explained that this hallucination was not inspired by drug use, but said he sought to recapture that feeling later with various drugs.

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A mystery sweatshirt is a sweatshirt dedicated to an iconic person with 3 embroidered clues.
The sweatshirt comes either in black with white embroidery or grey with black embroidery.

Each sweatshirt is made to order in Los Angeles. The whole process takes 7 to 10 days. The sweatshirts have a classic cut, loose body, raglan sleeves and crew neck for an elegant look. We use quality fabrics and ribbing made here in Los Angeles.

There is a catalogue of almost 200 people available for order, with icons of art, music, literature, fashion, cinema and crime.

We have been making these sweatshirts for almost 5 years and they have been our best selling products. People love them as they are a clever and well designed way to pay homage to all these inspiring legends. All the clues are carefully researched, these sweatshirts make a really special and thoughtful present. 

This item is made to order so no returns will be accepted, if you have any questions please contact us at : sorellipresents@gmail.com