Big Brother and the Holding Company Poster
Big Brother and the Holding Company Poster
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Big Brother and the Holding Company Poster

  • 1st Printing $1,525 $1,525 $0
  • 2nd Printing $1,231 $1,231 $0
  • 3rd Printing $75 $75 $0
  • 1st Printing $1,525 $1,525 $0
  • 2nd Printing $1,231 $1,231 $0
  • 3rd Printing $75 $75 $0
DATE:
  • Oct 7, 1966 - Oct 8, 1966
VENUE:
SIZE:
  • 13 15/16" x 20"
Print Variations

The 1st printing is on vellum and displays "The Bindweed Press San Francisco" in the lower right corner. There are variations in the green color, which ranges from light to dark throughout this first run, and some copies show small defects on the poster's surface. It measures 14 3/16" x 19 15/16" and was printed before the concert.

The post-concert 2nd printing is 14 15/16" x 20" on vellum and bears the "Bindweed Press" credit. "29(2)" is in the lower left corner and "(c) Family Dog Productions 1966 1725 Washington Street San Francisco (415) 673-3050" runs vertically up the left hand margin.

The 3rd printing is 13 15/16" x 20" on uncoated index and omits the "Bindweed" credit. "29(3)" is in the lower left corner and "(c) Family Dog Productions, 639 Gough St. San Francisco, Calif. 94102" runs vertically up the left hand margin. This reprint was also produced after the concert.

About Stanley Mouse

Born in Detroit, Stanley Miller became known as "Mouse" after illustrating countless notebooks with his signature rodent sketch. Miller found an outlet for his creativity in pin-striping cars and airbrushing hot rod designs on posters and T-shirts. Mouse migrated to San Francisco in 1964, where he first met the artists associated with Family Dog, the organization producing dance concerts at the Avalon Ballroom. With collaborator Alton Kelley, Mouse experimented broadly with composition, lettering and imagery: Kelley came up with the ideas and Mouse executed the designs. Mouse and Kelley helped to establish the psychedelic style of expression under the name Mouse Studios.