Question about potential early Grateful Dead logo?

Question about potential early Grateful Dead logo?

Postby archivist » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:56 am

Hi, I'm doing some archival research on the Grateful Dead and SF in the 60s music scene. I keep noticing this flag or logo and I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the band:
here kid waving it at the Great Human Be-In
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then slightly different one at press conference at 710 ashbury for the pot bust in 1967
http://www.jimmarshallphotographyllc.co ... 5_25-2.jpg

Let me know if you have any info about it, thanks!
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Re: Question about potential early Grateful Dead logo?

Postby TI4-1009 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:07 am

My guess:

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Re: Question about potential early Grateful Dead logo?

Postby strumminsix » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:36 am

My theory: it's a cartoonesque nod to mj

Why:
Googled, "8 leaved plant" found this pic:
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Verbiage said, " (b) palmately compound leaf"
Wiki'd it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaf
Verbiage said, "Palmately compound leaves have the leaflets radiating from the end of the petiole, like fingers off the palm of a hand, e.g. Cannabis (hemp) and Aesculus (buckeyes)."
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Re: Question about potential early Grateful Dead logo?

Postby WilliamC » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:00 am

For some reason I had always thought of those flags as a variant of the Buddhist 8 spoke wheel - dharmachakra
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Re: Question about potential early Grateful Dead logo?

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:28 pm

Pot has odd numbered leaves.
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Re: Question about potential early Grateful Dead logo?

Postby joethepainter » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:01 pm

Tennessee Jedi wrote:Pot has odd numbered leaves.
:D

Yep. This can be explained by the Fibonacci sequence, i.e. the golden ratio...specifically, phyllotaxis...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_sequence
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