TRPS Festival of Rock Posters 2012, poster design by Derek Johnson

Our annual Fall Classic, the TRPS Festival of Rock Posters is set to go for Saturday October 13th, 2012 at the San Francisco County Fair Building (aka Hall of Flowers) in beautiful Golden Gate Park.

Featuring rock poster artists and dealers from around the country, this is the biggest rock poster event of its kind anywhere! Those of you who have attended this show in the past know that this is the one not to miss. We bring in the best of the best, and you’ll find everything from vintage psychedelic treasures to the best of the modern silkscreen movement. This year’s version promises to offer another stellar lineup!

The location is at the corner of Ninth and Lincoln on the South edge of the Park, not far from the Haight, the DeYoung Museum, and the Academy of Sciences. There are plenty of great restaurants close by, too. Make it a weekend and bring the family to enjoy the great weather, an awesome poster event, and everything else San Francisco has to offer!

The TRPS Festival of Rock Posters runs from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. Admission is $10 for the public, and $5 for TRPS members with card. Yes, you can join up (or renew) there and take advantage of the member discount.

Artists & Vendors Lineup

Wes Wilson
Stanley Mouse
Chuck Sperry
Victor Moscoso
David Singer
Carl Lundgren
Randy Tuten
Marq Spusta
Jason Wilson
Lee Conklin
Dave Hunter
Chris Shaw
Alexandra Fischer
Reggie Williams (Straight Theater)
Tea Lautrec Litho
John Seabury
Dennis Loren & Cahoots Graphics / Blue Moon Posters
Don Ryder
Ryan Kerrigan
Mike Storeim of Classicposters.com
SF Rockposters
Matt Leunig
Tripp’s Prints
Pat Ryan
Dennis Larkins
Gary Houston
Paul Imagine
Jon-Paul Bail
Derek Johnson
John Mavroudis
Scotty Roller
Eric King
Josh Bempechat
Perry Pfeffer
Paul Getchell
John’s Collectibles
Star Shields (The Oracle)
Secret Serpents
Ron Donovan
Cliff Yamasaki
Sal Dicheira
Kris Mikkelson
Sherwood Donahue
Larry Freeman
Vince Dugar

See you in San Francisco!


(note: Hall of Flowers has been renamed the San Francisco County Fair Building.)

Festival of Rock Posters by Lee Conklin

Occupy poster by Chuck Sperry

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Presents:

Occupy Bay Area


Many of our favorite Rock Poster Artists will be featured in a new exhibit at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts titled Occupy Bay Area at YBCA running July 7 – October 14, 2012 in Gallery 3.

$10 Admission, $8 Students & Seniors
FREE for YBCA Members & YBCA:You
FREE first Tuesday of each month • noon – 8 pm

Since its inception in September 2011, the Occupy Movement has generated both praise and condemnation. A direct response to the financial instability, subprime mortgage crisis and the decline of trust in the government’s ability to effectively address the problems in the labor market, it continues to resonate in the American consciousness. In response to the significant output of art and documentation produced in support of the Occupy Movement in Oakland and San Francisco, YBCA has put together an exhibition of works that have proven to be particularly effective in supporting the goals and aspirations of the Movement. Impressively, various political poster artists devoted their talents to messaging the politics and culture of the movement by creating iconic images — designs that were a call to action, or posters announcing an upcoming event. In many ways these works, by twenty-five Bay Area artists, carry forward the region’s long tradition as a leader in political struggles, from the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s, to struggles by communities of color in the 1970s, to AIDS activism in the 1980s. The exhibition also includes a selection of photojournalistic and documentary photography and video that serve as a record of the events around the Occupy Movement.

Occupy poster by Alexandra Fischer

Occupy poster by Alexandra Fischer

Additionally, to connect to earlier movements and provide a historical context for the project, the exhibition includes posters and photographs from other political struggles, including the Black Panther Party, I-Hotel in Manilatown (1968–77); the ARC/AIDS Vigil at City Hall (1985–95); the Occupation of Alcatraz (1969–71); the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley (1964–65); and the San Francisco State University protests, to gain an Ethnic Studies program and Black Student Union demands (1968–69).While these earlier movements certainly differ in ways from Occupy, they all are the result of a deep desire for marginalized peoples to be represented and treated fairly.

Occupy poster by Chris Shaw

Occupy poster by Chris Shaw

This exhibition is not meant to represent a fully executed social history, but is a testament of the power of images to evoke the emotional expression of popular and wide-spread sentiments. By localizing our efforts, we also pay special tribute to the role that Bay Area artists have played in giving voice to the 99% and utilizing art as an effective vehicle for social change.


Occupy poster by Winston Smith

Occupy poster by Winston Smith

Occupy Bay Area Night

July 7, 2012 6:00pm
Grand Lobby – FREE

An evening of live performances, music and community discussion and interaction through the marriage of art and activism as seen by the Occupy movements of the Bay Area. YBCA’s Room for Big Ideas will feature artworks and performance by artist Annie Danger, Jessica Tully and the Oakland-based hip-hop artist Do D.A.T. and his friends will shut us all down.

Moonalice at the Grateful Dead Archive poster by David Singer

Moonalice poster by David Singer, 2012

Attention poster fans in the Bay Area, Moonalice and UC Santa Cruz will celebrate the public opening of the Grateful Dead Archive on Friday, June 29, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at McHenry Library (aka Dead Central) If you can’t attend, Moonalice will be streaming this event LIVE for free on Moonalice.com

The celebration will take place on the south lawn of McHenry Library and feature music from Moonalice, a renowned Northern California band known for its extended musical improvisations and strong ties to the Grateful Dead.

Admission is free, light refreshments will be served, and all those who attend will receive a free copy of the masterpiece pictured above by legendary artist David Singer!!! (Hat tip to Alton Kelley)

Join the poster discussion on ExpressoBeans.com

Grateful Dead Archive logo by Gary Houston

Parking for the event will be available in both the Performing Arts and Hahn Services lots. Signage at UCSC’s main entrance will guide visitors to these two lots. Temporary parking permits may be purchased for $3 from attendants in the Performing Arts and Hahn Services lots.


Grateful Dead Archive, Santa Cruz, CA

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The Art of Moonalice poster show graphic by Carolyn Ferris

As part of the annual 420 Tribal Pow-Wow celebration, Moonalice will be hosting The 3rd Art of Moonalice poster show at Slim’s in San Francisco, California this Friday. On display will be as many posters as space permits in The Moonalice Poster Series, now totaling over 460 posters!

Poster artists in attendance include:

David SingerStan­ley MouseWes Wil­sonChris Shaw • Alexan­dra Fis­cherLee Con­klin
Dave HunterCar­olyn Fer­ris • Den­nis LarkinsChuck SperryDen­nis LorenJohn Seabury
John MavroudisLau­ren YurkovichDar­rin BrennerGary Houston

The Moonalice Poster Exhibit begins at 6:00pm

Join the event on Facebook 
more information at MoonalicePosters.com ☮ 

Moonalice is a band that commissions a poster for every gig and gives them away for free. Since the band’s formation in 2007, Moonalice has produced a unique series of over 460 original gig posters with artwork from over 20 artists.

4/20/12 Moonalice poster by Stanley Mouse

Moonalice posters feature artwork from many of the legendary poster artists of the psychedelic ’60s as well as today’s top rock poster artists. Moonalice is a band that lets poster artists do what they do best – make art! Unencumbered by standard constraints, Moonalice posters are as diverse as the artists who create them.

4/20/12 Moonalice poster by Dennis Larkins

Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration.

John Molo: Drums, Vocals. (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones, David Nelson Band)
Barry Sless: Lead Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass. (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz)
Roger McNamee: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Bass. (Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers)
Ann McNamee: Keyboards, Vocals. (Flying Other Brothers, Ann Atomic)
Pete Sears: Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals. (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, Jefferson Starship, Jerry Garcia, Hot Tuna, John Lee Hooker, David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh & Friends)
Big Steve Parish: Road Scholar/Medicine Man/Storyteller. (Grateful Dead crew for 26 years, co-founder of Jerry Garcia Band)

4/20/12 Moonalice poster by John Seabury

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