This limited edition book features the psychedelic concert posters from the Seattle area that were produced in the 1960’s.
Split Fountain Hieroglyphics will be a hardbound book, signed and numbered with a limited edition of 1,000 to 2,000. This volume will be (approximately) 9”x12” and at least 150 pages. Illustrated in full color, this volume will follow the rise and demise of the psychedelic concert poster in the Seattle area from 1966–1969.
Since these posters were made as disposable advertising, very few have survived. Scott McDougall has been photographing these pieces in various private and museum collections for over 20 years with an eventual book in mind. The majority of this body of work has not been documented until now. In addition to the individual poster artists, approximately 200 different performers and groups as well as the local venues and light shows will be indexed to the illustrations.
Part of the project appeal for Scott is to have the book produced in Seattle with the printer he has done numerous projects together with over the past 15 years or so that have included many posters along with catalogues and CD covers. The funding goal is entirely based on printing of the book and rewards, bindery, shipping and related expenses. Additional reward items are from Scott’s personal collection. At this time, all of the design work, photography, writing and research have been a labor of his love.
Make a pledge to support Scott and this project on KickStarter.com (click here)
Some rewards include these two posters (and matching postcards):
Scheduled to Appear:
Blue Roses appear throughout history in art, literature and in one iconic 1978 concert poster, as a symbol of love, hope and faith. But, in real life blue roses don’t actually exist. Genetically no one has managed to crack the code and produce a true blue rose, or have they?
On Febuary 8, 2014, our community lost a great friend in Joe Capone. For those of us lucky enough to have known Joe, we had an authentic blue rose in our midst. Joe was that guy that knew how good life was and reminded you often. Anytime you asked Joe how he was doing his answer was always, simply “living the dream…”. He knew how precious life was and he embraced it.
To honor Joe’s life, incredibly well-lived and chock full of love and giving back, we’re assembling some amazing musical talent for the inaugural Blue Rose Ball where we’ll rock and roll and celebrate Joe’s passion for life and music. We’ll also do some real good for the community and raise money to help give more children a chance to get a jump-start on a great education by introducing the Joseph Capone Scholarship Fund at the Old Adobe School in Sonoma, California.
We have gathered together an incredible line-up of world-class musicians who have embraced the message of the evening and the legendary artist Stanley Mouse, has graciously agreed to produce one more blue rose concert poster in honor of the evening. Stanley produced many of the iconic images that symbolized an era and he has lent us his classic blue rose image that once graced the poster for the last show at Winterland on December 31, 1978. The featured acts that night were the Grateful Dead, the Blues Brothers and the New Riders of the Purple Sage. (pictured below)
If you’re unable to attend, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Joseph Capone Scholarship Fund at the Old Adobe School in Sonoma. The preschool focuses on quality early childhood education with emphasis on diverse cultures and the arts.
Complete and up to date information at blueroseball.com.
Sebastiani Theatre 476 First Street East, Sonoma
The Art Deco Lounge poster artist series continues this weekend with an appearance by Pat Ryan and Mark Henson. If you’re looking for a fun Sunday getaway, come on up to downtown Napa for a great day of poster art and live music by noted Bay Area pianist George Michalski. The Art Deco Lounge is part of the Capp Heritage Vinyards tasting room, so come on out for a day of wine tasting, live music, and original poster art by two fine artists. It’s free!
The Capp Heritage Vineyards tasting room and Art Deco Lounge are located at 1245 1st Street in downtown Napa. The event starts at noon.
Capp Heritage Vineyards 1245 1st Street, Napa