Striped overalls provided the background for this bustling port scene; a closer look revealed that the steam boat hadn't a prayer of clearing the railroad bridge. Tuten abandoned his bright color palette for olde-time sepia tones on this poster.
The handbill was printed once before the concert. It has a calendar of upcoming Bill Graham events on the reverse, and it measures 4 5/8" x 7".
There were also some pre-concert postcard mailers printed that were conjoined with the BG176 image. They measure 7" x 9 1/4".
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.