Country Joe & the Fish Poster
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 poster was only printed once before the concert. It measures 13 15/16" x 21".
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.