Why I am called Beatnik
By Peter Hamillton, Apr 11 2012 08:32PM
The header of my website gives a brief explanation but I thought I would give a more detailed description of who the Beatniks were and why I've used the name for my business! Beatniks were arty types in the early sixties and were originally called the Beat generation. Most famous were Jack Kerouak and Allen Ginsberg who were both writers and had a big influence on Bob Dylan and the Grenwhich Village scene in New York. Alot of it was that I really like the word Beatnik and thought it was catchy but I also liked that it was a movement to do with self expression and sort of thought it fitted in well with the aims of my business. I wanted to provide frames that were hand crafted and different to what was available in the shops too so it fit well. Also the Beatnik posters for gigs etc. are really cool and helped me with the design of my website and logo! Check out the ones below and see if you can see the influence?