Jefferson Airplane Poster
3rd Printing Poster Signed by Performer is signed by then leader singer of Jefferson Airplane, Signe Anderson.
The 1st printing A is 14 3/16" x 20" on vellum and was printed with silver ink. The only credit it contains is that of the poster artists. There are very few of these silver inked originals, as they account for a small portion of the 1,000 run, pre-concert printing.
The 1st printing B was printed before the concert at the same time as the 1st printing but features gold ink. It is found somewhat more often than the silver ink example and presents the same size and characteristics as the 1st printing.
The post-concert 2nd printing displays gold ink on vellum. On this reprint, "17(2)" appears in the lower left corner, "The Bindweed Press" is in the lower right corner, and "(c) Family Dog Productions 1966 Washington Street San Francisco, (415) 673-3050" is in the lower left corner. It measures 14 1/32" x 20".
The 3rd printing is 14" x 20 1/16" in gold ink on uncoated index. "17(3)" appears in the lower left corner and "1966 (c) Family Dog Productions 639 Gough St. San Francisco, Calif. 94102" appears in the lower right corner. The "Bindweed Press" credit has been omitted. It is also a post-concert reprint.
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.