Ravi Shankar Poster
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Ravi Shankar Poster

  • 1st Printing $135 $135 $0
Item Number:
  • FME009-PO
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DATE:
  • May 24, 1968
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SIZE:
  • 14" x 22"

Ravi Shankar played one show at this concert and was followed by his frequent accompanist and fellow Indian classical musician, Alla Rakah, on the tabla. Byrd's poster design employed serene colors and a smoothly drawn landscape perspective to evoke the mysticism in Shankar's music.

Print Variations

The poster was only printed once before the concert. It measures 14" x 22".

About David Byrd

As the exclusive designer for the Fillmore East, Byrd produced 11 posters for Bill Graham between 1968-71. With his architectural training, powerful linework and sense of dimension and balance, Byrd said his understanding of symmetry "... Led [me] right up to Art Nouveau. Add to that my LSD experiences, and it all connected up somehow." Byrd's credits include concert poster designs for Jimi Hendrix, the Who, the Grateful Dead, movie posters for Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar, posters for The Pasadena Playhouse productions, cover art for TV Guide, and work for Warner Bros.