The 1st printing of this poster bears "Code No. 41 (1)" right above the ticket outlet information in the bottom left hand corner. The original was printed on either coarse, random pattered stock or smooth, plated, grid patterned stock. Some 1st printings exist that still have an untrimmed white border that measures about 3/8". The original generally measures 13 1/8" x 19 1/16" and was printed before the concert.
The post-concert 2nd printing has "Code No. 41 (2)" above the ticket outlet information in the bottom left hand corner and measures 14" x 20".
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.