Grateful Dead Poster

Grateful Dead Poster

Olde-time advertising was Tuten's vehicle of choice for this concert featuring Motown recording artist and influential sax man Junior Walker and his All Stars.

Print Variations

The 1st printing poster does not have the "W" found after the ticket outlets strip in the 2nd printing. It was printed before the concert and measures 14" x 21 1/8".

The 2nd printing is identified by the presence of a black "W" etched into the poster after the word "Music" at the end of the ticket outlet strip. It measures 14" x 21 1/8".

About Randy Tuten

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.