Grateful Dead Postcard

Our vintage concert postcards commemorate shows from Fillmore East, Fillmore West, Winterland and Avalon Ballroom.

Print Variations

The dark gold 1st printing measures 5 1/8" x 7 1/4". It was printed before the concert.

In 1992, Chet Helms authorized a 2nd printing of the postcard, which is smaller at 4 1/8" x 6". The borders are eliminated and some of the detail is lost on this reprint.

About Alton Kelley

As a founding member of the Family Dog, Kelley handled promotions for the events at the Avalon Ballroom, drawing posters and handbills. He soon met up with Stanley Mouse, and their association nurtured Kelley's success as an artist. Kelley had a natural talent for collage and a keen eye for culling and combining imagery and styles from diverse sources. Teamed with Mouse's drafting skill, collaborations became increasingly sophisticated, yet irreverent. Kelley always worked by hand, producing posters and other print graphics for a wide array of entertainment-oriented clients.