Jefferson Airplane Poster
3rd Printing Poster Signed by Performer is signed by then leader singer of Jefferson Airplane, Signe Anderson.
The 1st printing A is 14 3/16" x 20" on vellum and was printed with silver ink. The only credit it contains is that of the poster artists. There are very few of these silver inked originals, as they account for a small portion of the 1,000 run, pre-concert printing.
The 1st printing B was printed before the concert at the same time as the 1st printing but features gold ink. It is found somewhat more often than the silver ink example and presents the same size and characteristics as the 1st printing.
The post-concert 2nd printing displays gold ink on vellum. On this reprint, "17(2)" appears in the lower left corner, "The Bindweed Press" is in the lower right corner, and "(c) Family Dog Productions 1966 Washington Street San Francisco, (415) 673-3050" is in the lower left corner. It measures 14 1/32" x 20".
The 3rd printing is 14" x 20 1/16" in gold ink on uncoated index. "17(3)" appears in the lower left corner and "1966 (c) Family Dog Productions 639 Gough St. San Francisco, Calif. 94102" appears in the lower right corner. The "Bindweed Press" credit has been omitted. It is also a post-concert reprint.
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.