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.
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.