Our poster proofs are rare collectible prepress versions of vintage concert posters from the 1960s to today, featuring classic bands in rock, blues, jazz, soul, and more.
The San Francisco School of the Arts, founded in the 1980s to develop talented area students, focuses on performing and visual arts curriculum. At this benefit, Santana and Chester Thompson were featured guests with the SOTA Jazz Band and Orchestra.
Randy Tuten is the only poster artist whose work spans five decades of design for The Fillmore. The 23 year-old San Francisco native was hired by Bill Graham in January, 1969, and their mutual taste for traditional, readable design style led to a long-lasting work relationship. Although influenced by the compositions of "Fillmore Five" artists Mouse, Kelley and Griffin, Tuten avoided "... Heavy meaning in my posters." Tuten's style reflected his skill as a draftsman, and his designs evolved into an eclectic mix of graphic imagery, lettering and photographs.