13th Floor Elevators Poster
The 1st printing is 14 3/16" x 20" on vellum with a light blue background. "The Bindweed Press, San Francisco" appears in the lower right corner. Because there were varying amounts of ink on the plate, the zebra stripes vary from dark to light and pure orange to red-orange, and the background displays ranging shades of blue. The original poster was produced before the concert in a small print run of 2,000.
The 2nd printing is 14 1/4" x 19 15/16" on vellum slightly smoother than that of the first printing. "28(2)" appears in the lower left corner to the left of "© Family Dog Productions 1966 1725 Washington Street San Francisco (415) 637-3058." "The Bindweed Press San Francisco" is in the lower right corner, and this reprint was produced in a run of 1,000 after the concert.
The post-concert 3rd printing is 13 15/16" x 20" and presents "28( )" in the lower left corner. "(c) Family Dog Productions 1966 639 Gough Street San Francisco, Calif. 94102" also appears in the lower left corner. There is no Bindweed credit.
Born in Detroit, Stanley Miller became known as "Mouse" after illustrating countless notebooks with his signature rodent sketch. Miller found an outlet for his creativity in pin-striping cars and airbrushing hot rod designs on posters and T-shirts. Mouse migrated to San Francisco in 1964, where he first met the artists associated with Family Dog, the organization producing dance concerts at the Avalon Ballroom. With collaborator Alton Kelley, Mouse experimented broadly with composition, lettering and imagery: Kelley came up with the ideas and Mouse executed the designs. Mouse and Kelley helped to establish the psychedelic style of expression under the name Mouse Studios.