Grateful Dead Poster
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Grateful Dead Poster

  • 2nd Printing $175 $175 $0
Item Number:
  • SHA680711-B-PO
ARTIST:
DATE:
  • Jul 11, 1968
VENUE:
SIZE:
  • 15" x 22 3/4"

The 1st printing of this poster was created after the concert for the California Graphic Exchange, which was Rick Griffin's merchandising company in the 1970s. It measures 14" x 20".

The 2nd printing was printed by Rick Griffin in collaboration with Psychedelic Solution in the 1980s. It was printed on four different paper colors: white, blue, red, and purple. It is slightly larger than the original, measuring 15" x 22 3/4".

About Rick Griffin

Rick Griffin grew up in the surfing culture of Southern California, a milieu which had a profound influence on his art. After high school, he worked on the staff of Surfer magazine and created the best-known surfing cartoon character of the time, Murphy. After his move to San Francisco in 1967, be began combining eclectic typefaces and decorative borders with brilliant colors in his concert posters. Griffin's compositions were complex without being illegible. A perfectionist, Griffin often applied dozens of overlays and redrew lettering again and again until he was satisfied. In the early 1970s, Griffin became a born-again Christian and religious themes dominated his work until his death in a motorcycle accident in 1991.