Thank you to all the fine folks who joined us for Festival of Rock Posters at Hall of Flowers (San Francisco County Fair Building) this past Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Golden Gate Park. It was a grand time celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the psychedelic rock poster, and experiencing how this art form has remained relevant, especially in the digital age.
This year we saw record attendance, with our Artist Relief Trust posters by the legendary Stanley Mouse selling out within an hour of opening. This silkscreen poster is extra special because all proceeds from the sale go directly to benefit an artist in need. Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing pictures of your copy, signed by Mouse on social media.
We are already at work preparing for next year, hopefully with a confirmed date soon. Until then, please enjoy these pictures. (click to enlarge)
Pictures by Glen Beebe
Pictures by Mikal Malkovich
Well I'm on my way back to London, thanks to Marty @trpsorg and all the volunteers for putting on such a great event, and thanks to all the folks that picked up some of my work for making a super successful outing for me! I'humbled and honoured anyone would pick up my stuff when there is SO MUCH AMAZING work at hand. Here is the TRPS artist group shot, there are too many legendary names for one post to handle, but check my previous artist list post to who is all here. Thanks again everyone! Till next time.
TRPS Rock Poster show this weekend was awesome as usual. Crazy & honored to be included with this batch of legendary artists whose work is inspiring & has been a big influence on me. (Top, L – R) Norman Orr, George Hunter, Lee Conklin, Randy Tuten, Victor Moscoso, David Byrd, Bill Ham, Pat Ryan, Emek, Adam Pobiak, Gary Houston, Wes Wilson (Mid, L – R) Jim Pollock, Gregg Gordon, Carolyn Ferris, Steve Walters, Mari Tepper, Frank Alan Bella, Mike Dubois, Matt Leunig, Eva Wilson (Bottom, L – R) John Seabury, Chuck Sperry, Mark Arminski, Justin McNeal Photo by Jamie Soja #trps #sanfrancisco #goldengatepark #rockposters #60sart #sanfranciscoart #SF #fillmoreposter #rockart #gigposters #concertposters #screenprint #emek #weswilson #chucksperry #garyhouston #leeconklin #randytuten #markarminski #jimpollock #victormoscoso #carolynferris #normanorr #davidbyrd #gregggordon #stevewalters #mikedubois #mattleunig #adampobiak
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Everybody knows the 50th anniversary of 1967’s Summer of Love will take place in 2017, but for us poster freaks, 2016 is even more important, since it marks the 50th anniversary of the psychedelic rock poster, which first appeared on the scene in 1966.
To celebrate this cultural and aesthetic milestone, we’ve commissioned a very special poster by none other than Stanley Mouse. Each 18-by-26-inch, hand-pulled silkscreen, has been printed by Gary Houston at his Voodoo Catbox studio in Portland. Two versions of the poster have been printed—gold on black, black on gold—and each version is limited to a numbered run of only 66 (get it?).
These special posters will be available—first-come, first-served—on Saturday, October 22, at the TRPS Festival of Rock Posters in Golden Gate Park. As usual, all proceeds benefit the TRPS Artist Relief Trust.
We couldn’t be happier with Stanley’s update of the iconic rock ‘n’ roll eyeball, as well as Gary’s fine printing. We hope you enjoy the results as much as we do!
This Saturday: @trpsorg Festival of Rock Posters 2016 silkscreen event poster (Black on Gold) by @stanleymouse printed by Gary Houston at Voodoo Catbox in Portland, OR. 18" x 26" – Edition of 66 – More info at www.trps.org #trps #forp2016 #stanleymouse #garyhouston #hallofflowers #silkscreen #poster #eventposter
The other day, the San Francisco Chronicle published an article and slideshow on rock posters and our upcoming show, which takes place this Saturday, October 22. For their story, the newspaper interviewed our good pal Chuck Sperry. If you subscribe to the Chronicle and can get around the paywall, go here. Otherwise, check out Chuck’s version here. See you on Saturday!