The Mothers of Invention Poster
Bob Fried came right to the point in his boldly colored, serape-style poster headlining the Mothers of Invention and featuring B.B. King and Booker T. & the MG's.
The poster was only printed once before the concert. It measures 13 7/8" x 21 7/8".
The 2nd printing is on uncoated matte stock and has "W 2021" in the lower right hand margin. It lacks the orange within the rainbow. It was printed in 2021 by the Wolfgang's in a 100 copy run. This reprint measures 13" x 20".
Trained as a commercial artist, Bob Fried came to San Francisco from New York to study at the Art Institute and work as a free-lance designer. In 1966, he began to look at the rock posters that were appearing throughout the Bay Area. Encouraged by Victor Moscoso, whom he met at the Art Institute, he began to create his own posters. He wanted to keep them simple to convey feelings of dimensional space, similar to an acid trip. Fried attempted to convey the feeling of the plasticity of time that was his experience on LSD.