Quicksilver Messenger Service Poster
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Print Variations

There are two 1st printings of this poster, one done before the concert in a run of 1,500 and the other printed just following the concert in a run of 1,000. There are ink variations among this entire first run, but these inconsistencies do not denote different printings. Both runs are considered identical in all respects and are 13 1/2" x 20" on vellum. All vellum "Bindweed" credited FD025 posters are considered originals.

The post-concert 3rd printing, so named because there is no verifiable documentation to distinguish a 2nd printing, is 13 5/8" x 19 7/8" on uncoated index. "(c) Family Dog Productions 1725 Washington Street San Francisco" appears in the lower right corner.

About Alton Kelley

As a founding member of the Family Dog, Kelley handled promotions for the events at the Avalon Ballroom, drawing posters and handbills. He soon met up with Stanley Mouse, and their association nurtured Kelley's success as an artist. Kelley had a natural talent for collage and a keen eye for culling and combining imagery and styles from diverse sources. Teamed with Mouse's drafting skill, collaborations became increasingly sophisticated, yet irreverent. Kelley always worked by hand, producing posters and other print graphics for a wide array of entertainment-oriented clients.