Sans the background and color of BG222A, BG222-B advertised a benefit for the Grateful Dead, busted in New Orleans on a marijuana offense.
Our vintage concert handbills feature performances from the Fillmore, Fillmore East, Winterland, the Avalon Ballroom and more.
The red, orange and gray handbill (see BG222-A) was only printed once before the concert. It measures 4 5/8" x 7".
This variant handbill omits the red and orange ink and displays brownish gray instead. It was printed before the concert and measures 4 5/8" x 7".
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.