Cold Blood Handbill

Cold Blood Handbill
  • Cold Blood Handbill
Orr posed these Native Americans in an uncomfortable parody of the classic American farm couple in BG264. Cold Blood had top billing at this concert.
Print Variations
The handbill was only printed once before the concert and presents a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse. It measures 4 11/16" x 7 1/4".
There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG265 image (see BG264/265). They measure 7" x 9 1/4".
About Norman Orr
Barely out of high school when the psychedelic scene rocked San Francisco, Orr aspired to become a Fillmore poster artist. Hired in 1970 by Bill Graham's art director, Pat Hanks, many of his first posters featured detailed lettering on rich colorways and reflected the influence of artists Kelly, Mouse and Griffin. Orr's style evolved to include designs featuring female nudes and photographs combined with complex lettering and backgrounds. His posters are compelling artwork, a mixture of pure public relations and religious or political themes done in jewel-like tones.