Our vintage concert postcards commemorate shows from Fillmore East, Fillmore West, Winterland and Avalon Ballroom.
Bold colors and a simple layout characterized the Memorial Day Weekend concerts at Fillmore West. The setting (or was it rising?) sun was an occasional reference to the Fillmore made by several different artists.
The only postcards that exist measure 4 5/8" x 7" and were cut from the pre-concert BG174/175 double-sized mailer.
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.