Voter Registration Benefit Handbill
Randy Tuten, who worked for Bill Graham almost exclusively during the '70s on a variety of print and poster projects, designed this collage for the Voter Registration concert in October, 1972. A most important item on the November ballot, Proposition 19 or the California Marijuana Initiative, would require heavy voting from the youthful advocates of the proposal, and the star-packed line-up attracted those otherwise unimpressed by the implied patriotism of the poster.
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.