The Jook Savages Poster

Seller: Harold Feiger

The Jook Savages Poster
  • 2nd Printing $200 $200 $0 Near Mint

Print Variations

The 1st printing poster has a union logo in the lower right corner and measures 14" x 20".

The 2nd printing poster displays a "Distributed by © Berkeley Bonaparte 1967, P.O. Box 1250, Berkeley, Calif." in the lower right hand side of the bottom margin. It measures 14" x 19 3/8".

About Rick Griffin

Rick Griffin grew up in the surfing culture of Southern California, a milieu which had a profound influence on his art. After high school, he worked on the staff of Surfer magazine and created the best-known surfing cartoon character of the time, Murphy. After his move to San Francisco in 1967, be began combining eclectic typefaces and decorative borders with brilliant colors in his concert posters. Griffin's compositions were complex without being illegible. A perfectionist, Griffin often applied dozens of overlays and redrew lettering again and again until he was satisfied. In the early 1970s, Griffin became a born-again Christian and religious themes dominated his work until his death in a motorcycle accident in 1991.