International Times is the name of an underground periodical newspaper with its original title founded in London in 1966. As a blue print model which influenced later publications, ‘it’ focused on alternative culture from around the world. ‘it’ featured articles examining politics, drugs, literature and sex and contains a mixture of hand-drawn illustrations, unconventional typeset text and cutout photographs.
This issue contains Death of Meher Baba; Paris and LSE riots; ‘Police Universe Panic Page’; Drawings of Laurel & Hardy under THC... ‘Paris: Prison As Media’ by Felix Scorpio; ‘Pollution’ by Miles in New York; the poem Assassination Raga by Lawrence Ferlinghetti with pictures of Sirhan Sirhan and references to the Bobby Kennedy killing; ‘Learning Cannabis’ by Adam Parker-Rhodes plus a transcript of the trial of Fritz Teufel and Rainer Langhans (later linked to the Baader-Meinhof Red Army Faction) after they were indicted on charges of incitement after producing a leaflet in which “People were asked to tick the building they would most like to see burned” — like the house of Springer, America House, the house of Gunter Grass — and return the questionnaire to the Kommune; Miles in New York; ‘The Fool’ record ad.; The Alchemic 3rd Ear Band; Excerpts from ‘Revolution For the Hell of It’ by Abbie Hoffman.
London: Knullar, 1969.
First edition Folio (45.2 × 29 cm) Newspaper 24 pp Texts in English Original pictorial wrappers. Unbound. Illustrated in b/w throughout.
Very good condition. Horizontal crease from folding. As usual for a newspaper of this age, tears on some pages and slight discolouration on the edges. Item ID: 4001.