TRPS pal Emi Ito just sent us a few photos she shot of artist Bill Ham visiting the 2015 Festival of Rock Posters on October 24. In case you have been living under a rock, Bill did most of the early light shows at the Avalon Ballroom, he’s an accomplished painter, and he recently produced a DVD of his Light Paintings, which he describes as Kinetic Abstract Expressionism. Pick up a copy of his DVD here, and enjoy Emi’s photos below.
Here it is, in all its flying-eyeball glory, the Artist Relief Trust benefit poster from Matt Leunig and Marq Spusta, with printing by Monolith Press. These beauties will be available exclusively at the Festival of Rock Posters in Golden Gate Park on Saturday, October 24. The size of the regular edition is 100, but look for variants from the artists. Doors at 10am. For more info, go here.
For our last TRPS Tease before the Festival of Rock Posters on Saturday, we pay homage to Tea Lautrec Litho, which printed posters for Bill Graham from June of 1967 through the 1970s. That means Levon Mosgofian and the other pressmen at Tea Lautrec worked with some of the best artists in rock, from Randy Tuten, Lee Conklin, and David Singer (top row, left to right) to Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse, Mari Tepper, and Rick Griffin (bottom row, left to right). At center is the old Tea Lautrec Litho sign, which has been kept in storage all these year’s by Levon’s son Denis, who worked at the press briefly in the mid-1960s and then again from 1972 until 1982. Denis and his wife, Lori, will be at the Festival, so be sure to stop by their tables (covered with binders full of Tea Lautrec posters) and say hello!