In 2008, for the 10th anniversary of the Festival of Rock Posters, our good pal Emek created an instantly classic Artist Relief Trust poster for The Rock Poster Society. For 2018, our show’s 20th anniversary, Emek is back with a spectacular update of that original. Naturally, this new poster also benefits the Artist Relief Trust, […]
We are pleased to announce the roster for the 2018 TRPS Festival of Rock Posters at the Hall of Flowers on October 20th! Billy Perkins Chuck Sperry Stanley Mouse Lee Conklin Emek Mark Arminski Victor Moscoso Marq Spusta Justin Hampton Collectionzz David Byrd Hakes Americana Jim Mazza Mike Dubois Golden Road Gallery Chris Shaw Alexandra […]
We are all saddened by the news of Marty Balin’s passing, and send our love and best wishes to his family. I was not fortunate enough to meet Marty, but I did get to interview him in 2017. You can read that article here.
This fall, two challenges await visitors to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The first is “Litmus Test: Works on Paper from the Psychedelic Era,” an exhibition of 80 or more pieces. The second is “All Access: Exploring Humanism in the Art of Chuck Sperry,” which promises 40 or so prints, […]
Most rock-poster fans know Bob Seidemann (1941-2017) for his 1967 photograph of the Grateful Dead standing in a Daly City suburb, his portrait of Janis Joplin wearing only a cascade of beads, and his album covers for Jerry Garcia, Jackson Browne, Neil Young, and Blind Faith. But by the mid-1980s, Seidemann had wearied of the […]
For many music fans, Lee Conklin is the “Santana-lion” guy, a reference, of course, to his famous design for Santana’s first album, whose central image was taken from Conklin’s Fillmore West poster advertising a pair of 1968 shows headlined by Steppenwolf (August 27, 28, 29, with Santana at the bottom of a three-act bill) and […]