Everybody knows the 50th anniversary of 1967’s Summer of Love will take place in 2017, but for us poster freaks, 2016 is even more important, since it marks the 50th anniversary of the psychedelic rock poster, which first appeared on the scene in 1966.
To celebrate this cultural and aesthetic milestone, we’ve commissioned a very special poster by none other than Stanley Mouse. Each 18-by-26-inch, hand-pulled silkscreen, has been printed by Gary Houston at his Voodoo Catbox studio in Portland. Two versions of the poster have been printed—gold on black, black on gold—and each version is limited to a numbered run of only 66 (get it?).
These special posters will be available—first-come, first-served—on Saturday, October 22, at the TRPS Festival of Rock Posters in Golden Gate Park. As usual, all proceeds benefit the TRPS Artist Relief Trust.
We couldn’t be happier with Stanley’s update of the iconic rock ‘n’ roll eyeball, as well as Gary’s fine printing. We hope you enjoy the results as much as we do!