Berkeley Posters 1968-1973

The University of British Columbia Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections holds 250 posters concerned with the advocacy for peace, equality, and harmony during the Vietnam War era from the University of California's Berkeley campus and other regions in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 1979 Helmut Jung of Gold River, B.C. donated the Berkeley Poster Collection to the Library. A portion of the collection was previously exhibited at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the UBC campus from October to December 1999.

While the posters indicate both known and unknown authorship and publication, the entire collection demonstrates similar ideals and perspectives. The posters were all produced between the years of 1968 and 1973, a period in which the social and political climate both in the United States and South East Asia provided the genesis of tension that is seen throughout the collection. The representation of each poster within the collection is unique and eclectic supporting the idea that underground and guerilla group movements played a large role in advocacy, peace and equality. Some of the groups that are represented used acronyms on the posters such as 4973 and RAPE.

Here are some is my favorite:

Continue reading and viewing more posters from the collection here...


A Little House in the Big Woods

The late craftsman J.B. Blunk built his Marin County cabin by hand: a holistic expression of an artistic life.

IN THE SLEEPY Marin County town of Inverness, on a remote wooded ridge that overlooks the wide blue sweep of the Tomales Bay, sits a modest, low-slung redwood cabin that the late multidisciplinary artist-craftsman J.B. Blunk built entirely by hand. Continue Reading...

A totemic sculpture by Blunk in the corner of the master bedroom.

Weavings by Christine Nielson adorn simple daybeds in the living room.

The bathroom with a sink carved from a single block of cypress.

California Craft meets Japanese Minimalism in the cabin that the sculptor J.B. Blunk built in Marin County. Here, a view of the house overlooking the Tomales Bay and Inverness Ridge.

New Handmade Pottery

Loving playing around with this new speckled clay! And the experiment of the melt of the glazes and the melted glass turned out so beautiful!
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