Sweet Bippy Press
Bolinas 2 Mile Sign
Hand made note card with envelope.
Letterpress printed on 110lb. FSC Certified paper.
Size: 4.25" x 5.50" (folded)
In the early 70's the number of homes in Bolinas more than tripled, changing Bolinas from a small fishing village to a thriving community full of young idealists. In mid 70's the new community decided to stop all growth in Bolinas by restricting water rights to new homebuilders.
It was during this period that the road sign to Bolinas was first torn down with the hope of making the town more difficult for new people to find. Every decade or so, the county of Marin replaced the sign, but it was always torn down within days.
The last sign wasn't up for more than 24 hours. The original road sign read "Bolinas 2" with an arrow pointing in the direction of the town, thus creating the 2 Mile legend.