The Sir Douglas Quintet Poster
The 1st printing (see FD016) was deliberately printed slightly out of register to suggest the visual effects of LSD. This pre-concert edition is 14 3/16" x 19 7/8" and shows "The Bindweed Press, San Francisco" at the bottom left hand corner of the poster. 1,000 posters were printed for this run.
The 2nd printing is 14 1/4" x 20 1/2" and omits the Bindweed credit. "No.16-2" is in the bottom right corner and "(c) Family Dog Productions 1725 Washington Street San Francisco" is in the lower left corner. The 2nd printing was printed after the concert, without the distortion of the original printing.
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.