There were two printings of this poster before the concert took place.
The first effort, 1st printing A (see FD031-A) gave the wrong date, October 20 and 21. It measures 14 1/4" x 19 15/16", and "The Bindweed Press San Francisco" is displayed in the lower right corner.
1st printing B had to be done in a double batch of 2,000 copies in order to compensate for the incorrect date. This version is 14 1/4" x 19 15/16", includes the correct date of October 21 and 22 and presents the "Bindweed" credit.
There is no known 2nd printing.
The post-concert 3rd printing is 14 1/8" x 20 1/2" on uncoated index. The Bindweed credit is omitted, and "No.31-3" appears in the lower right corner. "(c) Family Dog Productions 1725 Washington St. San Francisco" is in the lower left corner.
Born in Detroit, Stanley Miller became known as "Mouse" after illustrating countless notebooks with his signature rodent sketch. Miller found an outlet for his creativity in pin-striping cars and airbrushing hot rod designs on posters and T-shirts. Mouse migrated to San Francisco in 1964, where he first met the artists associated with Family Dog, the organization producing dance concerts at the Avalon Ballroom. With collaborator Alton Kelley, Mouse experimented broadly with composition, lettering and imagery: Kelley came up with the ideas and Mouse executed the designs. Mouse and Kelley helped to establish the psychedelic style of expression under the name Mouse Studios.