13th Floor Elevators Poster

13th Floor Elevators Poster
Print Variations
The 1st printing is 14 3/16" x 20" on vellum with a light blue background. "The Bindweed Press, San Francisco" appears in the lower right corner. Because there were varying amounts of ink on the plate, the zebra stripes vary from dark to light and pure orange to red-orange, and the background displays ranging shades of blue. The original poster was produced before the concert in a small print run of 2,000.
The 2nd printing is 14 1/4" x 19 15/16" on vellum slightly smoother than that of the first printing. "28(2)" appears in the lower left corner to the left of "© Family Dog Productions 1966 1725 Washington Street San Francisco (415) 637-3058." "The Bindweed Press San Francisco" is in the lower right corner, and this reprint was produced in a run of 1,000 after the concert.
The post-concert 3rd printing is 13 15/16" x 20" and presents "28( )" in the lower left corner. "(c) Family Dog Productions 1966 639 Gough Street San Francisco, Calif. 94102" also appears in the lower left corner. There is no Bindweed credit.
About Alton Kelley
As a founding member of the Family Dog, Kelley handled promotions for the events at the Avalon Ballroom, drawing posters and handbills. He soon met up with Stanley Mouse, and their association nurtured Kelley's success as an artist. Kelley had a natural talent for collage and a keen eye for culling and combining imagery and styles from diverse sources. Teamed with Mouse's drafting skill, collaborations became increasingly sophisticated, yet irreverent. Kelley always worked by hand, producing posters and other print graphics for a wide array of entertainment-oriented clients.