Big Brother and the Holding Company Handbill

Big Brother and the Holding Company Handbill
  • 1st Printing $281 $281 $0 Very Good

Print Variations

The handbill, also known as FD079, was printed once before the concert, which was the first Denver Dog show. It measures 5" x 7 1/8".

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.