Country Joe & the Fish Handbill
BG195 called to mind Stanley Mouse's BG106 in its simplicity and color choices. Here, however, Country Joe & the Fish topped a heroic statue centered in a panicked town square.
The handbill was printed once before the concert and displays a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse. It measures 4 5/8" x 7".
There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG196 image (see BG195/196). 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.