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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