New Year's Eve 1993 at the Oakland Coliseum was a night of music by like-minded bands plus a nightclub comedian known for his grating, goofball persona. Nirvana headlined the evening and had just released In Utero, providing the inspiration for Rossit's poster design.
The 1st Printing poster is identified by the lack of the notation described in the 2nd Printing. It was printed before the concert, and measures 13" x 19".
The 2nd Printing poster was printed on glossy stock and bears a Wolfgang's notation in the lower right-hand margin. It was printed in 2018 by Wolfgang's in a 500 copy run. It measures 21 1/2" x 32".
The 3rd printing is on 80# coated matte stock and has "W 2023" in the lower right hand margin. It was printed in 2023 by Wolfgang's in a 300 copy run. This reprint measures 13" x 19".
A Bill Graham Presents staff artist, Harry Rossit has more than lived up to the "... New artist to watch" reviews he received in his days as an emerging artist. Designing posters since at least 1991, his work is highly creative and can include a detailed cartoon image, a performer's portrait sketch, or require 3-D glasses for viewing. Rossit has been known to include his own face or those of friends in posters and always hides a yellow smiley-face in the composition, features of his sometimes quirky art that keeps the viewer scanning his posters for details far beyond the "who-when-where" facts.