David Singer was a collage artist, but BG279 and BG280 represented his experimentation with freehand drawing. The experiment was clearly a success, and this swooping, linear sketch, Oriental in flavor, was striking. In this poster, a male, moon-reference figure topped a Samuri-style figure. Closer examination revealed an eagle, and the Samuri became the man's cloak. BG279 is also notable because Miles Davis, in his third appearance at Fillmore West, achieved top billing.
The 1st printing poster was printed before the concert. It measures 14" x 20 15/16".
The 2nd printing is on #80 matte cover stock and has "W 2021" in the lower right-hand margin. It was printed in 2021 by Wolfgang's in a 250 copy run. This reprint measures 14" x 21".
During his Fillmore era, from 1969-1971, Singer created more posters for Graham than any other artist. Singer's posters are notable for his use of collage, incorporating thousands of images clipped from magazines spanning several decades. He developed a format that included a stunning variety of lettering styles, applying them in close relation to the theme or subject of a poster.