Frank Zappa and Alice Cooper played Cal State Fullerton in 1968, yet artist Rick Griffin designed and printed this poster well after the concert in 1972. We still considered it a 1st printing as it was the first time it was printed. It is featured in the book, "Art of Rock", and is still a highly collectible poster.
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.