Big Brother and the Holding Company Poster
The 1st printing was printed on vellum before the concert. "The Bindweed Press San Francisco" appears in the lower left corner. 1,000 copies were printed, each measuring 8 5/8" x 19 15/16".
The post-concert 2nd printing is 10 1/4" x 23 3/4" on uncoated index. The Bindweed credit is gone, and "(c) Family Dog Productions 1725 Washington Street San Francisco" has been added to the lower left corner.
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.