The Charlatans Poster
The Charlatans Poster
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The Charlatans Poster

Item Number:
  • FD067-PO
  • Jun 22, 1967
  • 14" x 21 5/16"
Print Variations

The 1st printing poster was printed before the concert. On the left side it is trimmed along the thin white border, omitting the brown left margin of the reprint. It is on a beige stock, and the brown background ranges from light to dark. It measures 13 9/16" x 21 11/16".

The post-concert 2nd printing is also on beige stock, but this reprint has a brown left hand border, so it is wider, measuring 14" x 21 5/16". The brown background is lighter than it is on the original printing.

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.