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):