Grateful Dead Poster

Grateful Dead Poster
Print Variations
The 1st printing is on 8.5 point stock, bears "The Bindweed Press, San Francisco" notation on the bottom right hand side, and measures 14 3/16" x 19 15/16". The green in this original poster is a distinctive drab khaki olive color. It was printed before the concert.
There are variations of the pre-concert 2nd printing in terms of color and paper stock. While the first printing presents an even olive green color, the second printing displays kelly green. However, the green in the 2nd printing was also exposed to black ink from using a "split fountain technique". The black ranges from a light presence at the bottom of the poster to an all over blackish green throughout the whole image. Also, the 2nd printing was printed on two different stocks; one is 9.2 to 11 point stock with a finely pitted, random pattern, and the other one is 10 point stock with a heavily textured woven surface pattern. The 2nd printing measures 13 7/8" x 19 15/16" and displays the Bindweed credit.
The 3rd printing is on uncoated index and deletes the Bindweed credit. "No 33-3" appears in the lower right hand corner and "Family Dog Productions 1725 Washington Street San Francisco" is in the lower left corner. The green is a uniform kelly color and it measures 14 3/16" x 20 1/4". This reprint was produced after the concert.
The post-concert 4th printing is on uncoated index and a "33-4" credit appears in the lower right hand corner. "1967 (c) Family Dog Productions 639 Gough St., San Francisco, Calif. 94102" is displayed in the lower left corner. The green is a uniform kelly color, and it measures 14" x 20 1/4".
About Stanley Mouse
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.