Bo Diddley Poster
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Print Variations
The 1st printing is 14" x 19 31/32" on plain brown, grocery bag-like paper. Approximately 1,300 copies were printed prior to the concert, while the last 300 posters in this run were printed shortly after.
The post-concert 2nd printing is 14 1/8" x 19 3/4" on white vellum and bears "No.18-2" in the lower left corner. "1967 (c) Family Dog Productions 639 Gough St. San Francisco, Calif. 94102" appears in the lower right corner.
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.