In the summer of 1974, CSNY regrouped to go on their first ever outdoor stadium tour, which included these Nassau Coliseum shows from 39 years ago this week. Legendary promoter Bill Graham was in charge of the tour and hired veteran artist Randy Tuten to design this simple, yet beautiful, poster.
Randy Tuten is the only poster artist whose work spans five decades of design for The Fillmore. The 23 year-old San Francisco native was hired by Bill Graham in January, 1969, and their mutual taste for traditional, readable design style led to a long-lasting work relationship. Although influenced by the compositions of "Fillmore Five" artists Mouse, Kelley and Griffin, Tuten avoided "... Heavy meaning in my posters." Tuten's style reflected his skill as a draftsman, and his designs evolved into an eclectic mix of graphic imagery, lettering and photographs.