Taj Mahal Handbill

Taj Mahal Handbill
  • Taj Mahal Handbill
Randy Tuten's admiration for Stanley Mouse's eye-friendly posters extended to include admiration of the man, too. In Tuten's BG192 collage, the mouse dominates, standing in interesting contrast to the visuals usually presented by Taj Mahal whose colorful, African-patterned clothing was nothing like the black and white linearity of this poster.
Print Variations
The handbill was printed once before the concert and presents a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse. It measures 4 5/8" x 7 1/16".
There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG191 image (see BG191/192). They measure 7" x 9 1/4".
About Randy Tuten
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.