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Professor PosterThursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 9:51pm

The posters from yesterday's event in Golden Gate Park....
I was privileged to be gifted this set signed by EVERYONE that graced the stage!!! What a remembrance set for the archives here in "Posterville". (Y)

.... Professor Poster

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Professor PosterThursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 8:07pm

This poster focuses on a photograph by Herb Green of two members of the band, The CHARLATANs, Richard Olson and George Hunter. They are dressed as Edwardian Era cowboys. Edwardian Era clothing was very popular in the 1960's. This is the second of three posters for appearances by the CHARLATANs which were intended to form a triptych. Here is Family Dog poster #67 or "RLAT" . The first being FD #62 with the "CHA"and the third was #71 finishing up with the "TANS" so that when placed side-by-side, the triptych spelled out the entire...

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Professor Poster added 16 new photos.Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 3:54pm

The "Summer of Love" gathering in Golden Gate Park was such a wonderful happening yesterday. So much Music and revelry. The crowds probably topped (in a wild estimate) what looked like to me over 20,000! There were flowers on the heads and in the hair of so many beautiful people and a Awesome vibe filled the air. I was lucky enough to be able to have a backstage pass bestowed on me even though I wasn't part of the actual performances but heck, the old "Prof" fit right in with his energy and added to the ambiance of the of...

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Professor PosterThursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 2:10am

As promised a couple of weeks ago, here's the actual Event poster! It all started right here! This "Poster From The Past" is documented as the very first Psychedelic Rock Poster, hence it is the grand-daddy of em all. Historically speaking this is the poster that has become known as the "SEED". It is the piece that in so many ways began the revolution of what we now experience as rock poster collecting! It was the catalyst that seemed to merge graphics and music in a form all its own. The event it "advertised" was the opening of the Red...

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Professor PosterWednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 5:57pm

To kick off the "Summer of Love" here in San Francisco back 50 years ago in 1967, This poster for the Summer Solstice Celebration was circulated calling for a "Love In" in Golden Gate Park. I have no idea just who this Hippie pictured was or the artist that created this piece for that matter. Bands that played that day included the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Country Joe & the Fish to name a few. This poster marks a brief spot in time that the flowers were plentiful, the beads we around everyone's neck and the San Francisco...

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Professor PosterWednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 1:36pm

This "Poster From The Past" is for a music festival known as "Newport 69" which began 48 years ago on Friday June 20,1969. It was the 2nd year for the festival, the first, Newport Pop Festival being held in Costa Mesa, CA. This second one was held at Devonshire Downs in Northridge, CA. Attended by an estimated 200,000 fans, this festival was the largest pop concert up to that time.
Some of the acts were as follows: Ike and Tina Turner, Albert King, Spirit, Taj Mahal, Albert Collins, Buffy St. Marie, Creedence Clearwater, Eric Burdon & War, Jethro Tull,...

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Professor PosterTuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 9:23pm

At this point in time, the artist featured here, David Singer, had developed both the ability to create original alphabets and to integrate them into beautiful border designs surrounding the elements of his collages, The central image on this "Poster From The Past" is of a nude man and woman with small wings and a sort of floral arrangement surrounding their heads. Great border work surrounding them both that is a kind of combination of Deco and Art Nouveau. The background on this poster is silver which unfortunately can't really be appreciated in this picture. This is BG Fillmore poster...

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Professor PosterTuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 12:38pm

It was 50 years ago back in 1967, that the opening of The Fillmore Auditorium Summer Series began with Jefferson Airplane, Gabor Szabo, & Jimi Hendrix. This poster is extremely popular and expensive because it announces Hendrix's very first appearance at the Fillmore. Although Hendrix got bottom billing on this poster, it was not long before he got TOP billing everywhere else he played.

The central image on this "Poster From The Past" is of the face of a long haired woman viewed in profile with her hands outstretched surrounding the psychedelic style lettering.
While...

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Professor PosterTuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 12:36pm

The Summer is officially upon us..... To ALL I wish the VERY BEST this season has to offer! Cheers my friends (Y)

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Professor PosterTuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 12:33am

Just a few of the "Posters From The Past" that are on display at the de Young Museum at the Summer of Love exhibit that is going on presently in Golden Gate Park here in San Francisco.

.... Professor Poster

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Professor PosterMonday, June 19th, 2017 at 7:53pm

The central image on this "Poster From The Past" is a collage that is made up of three elements. At the bottom you find a cavalry or a pack of cowboys crossing what appears to be a desert area.... Looks like a scene out of an old western movie. Above that is a pair of woman's legs clad in fishnet stockings and above that, between her feet, is the reverse side of an old Buffalo Nickle.

It was 47 years ago on this day back in 1970, that Quicksilver Messenger Service along with Don Ellis & his...

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Professor PosterMonday, June 19th, 2017 at 3:06pm

The world of poster art changed dramatically in June of 1969 when David Singer began working for Bill Graham. Prior to this poster, styles were essentially the same: psychedelic, colorful and with generally indecipherable lettering. This is the first poster of more than 60 in the Fillmore series by Singer who worked in a style drastically different than any of the artists that preceded him. For the first several months he used a simple yet consistent format of a rectangular collage within a frame on which the lettering would appear. Here the central image is a collage including the Venus...

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Professor PosterSunday, June 18th, 2017 at 11:27pm

Today I take the time to remember my old friend Rick Griffin on what would have been his 73rd birthday. Rick was one of the original BIG five psychedelic rock artists and can be considered to be one of the men that truly drew the face on Rock & Roll!. His posters and artwork cover everything from cartoons and comics to classical paintings and everything in between. He is most remembered for his incredible work with the rock posters from the 60's Avalon & Fillmore as well as his work within the surfing subculture included both film posters and his...

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Professor PosterSunday, June 18th, 2017 at 7:26pm

Another truly fine example of the incredible imagination from the artist that created this "Poster From The Past". The image here is made up of lettering, each individual letter of which is made out of whole or partial human forms. Much of the negative space between the letters is also made up of human forms. The lettering of the Word Fillmore is especially elaborate. The imagination necessary to create so many different forms is interesting and totally far-out to say the least. This is a classic image to be sure.

It was 49 years ago on this...