This set includes two complementary posters created by master artists Rick Griffin and Victor Moscoso.
BG140 - 2nd Printing - On glossy stock and displays a red "W" etched after "Music" at the end of the ticket outlets strip. It was printed after the concert on 3/31/1981 in a print run of 1,000. This reprint measures 14 1/8" x 21 1/2".
BG141 - 1st Printing - The poster was only printed once before the concert. The poster measures 14" x 21".
This double-sized postcard mailer was printed once before the concert. It conjoins the images from BG140 and BG141. The back side displays a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events, and it measures 7" x 9 1/4".
Rick Griffin grew up in the surfing culture of Southern California, a milieu which had a profound influence on his art. After high school, he worked on the staff of Surfer magazine and created the best-known surfing cartoon character of the time, Murphy. After his move to San Francisco in 1967, be began combining eclectic typefaces and decorative borders with brilliant colors in his concert posters. Griffin's compositions were complex without being illegible. A perfectionist, Griffin often applied dozens of overlays and redrew lettering again and again until he was satisfied. In the early 1970s, Griffin became a born-again Christian and religious themes dominated his work until his death in a motorcycle accident in 1991.