The Cream rose to the top on this poster, indicating their stature at the time, in their return to the Bay Area and performances at Winterland and the Fillmore.
The 1st printing poster is on plain uncoated index, displaying dull flat colors. It was printed before the concert and measures 14" x 21".
The 2nd printing is on high gloss stock that reflects bright, rich colors. It was printed after the concert and measures 13 15/16" x 21".
The 3rd printing is on smooth opaque cover stock and has a Wolfgang's Vault notation in the lower right hand margin. It was printed in 2006 by the Bill Graham Archives LLC in a 1000 copy run. This reprint measures 13 7/8" x 20 15/16".
The 4th printing is on glossy cover stock and also bears a Wolfgang's Vault notation in the lower right hand margin. It was printed in 2006 by the Bill Graham Archives LLC in a 1000 copy run, and is larger than the other printings, measuring 21 7/16" x 32 7/16".
Lee Conklin's early influences were pen and ink masters Heinrich Kley and Saul Steinberg.After seeing articles featuring Wes Wilson's poster art, Conklin was inspired to visit San Francisco and show his art to Bill Graham. Conklin was soon commissioned to do posters and produced 31 original designs for the Fillmore between 1968 and 1969. Conklin rendered both graphics and calligraphy in intricate detail. What began as a personal challenge to disguise images within images and lettering soon turned into a concerted effort to turn every single letter and figure into another form, stretching the imagination to new limits.