Striped overalls provided the background for this bustling port scene; a closer look revealed that the steam boat hadn't a prayer of clearing the railroad bridge. Tuten abandoned his bright color palette for olde-time sepia tones on this poster.
Our vintage concert handbills feature performances from the Fillmore, Fillmore East, Winterland, the Avalon Ballroom and more.
The handbill was printed once before the concert. It has a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse, and it measures 4 5/8" x 7".
There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG176 image. They measure 7" x 9 1/4".
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.