TRPS Tease, Numero Uno

On October 11, 2015, in Events, Posters, by Ben Marks


Here’s the first (or last, if no one likes this idea…) in a series of TRPS Teases. Can you name the artists responsible for the poster details in this collage? All will be at the Festival of Rock Posters on October 24 in Golden Gate Park. Bonus points if you can name the posters. Winners get the endless approbation of their peers…

See you on the 24th!


There’s Still Time to Avoid the Rush

On October 5, 2015, in News, by Ben Marks
Member goodies, left to right: "American Artifact" DVD, T-shirt by Art Chantry, T-shirt by Alexandra Fischer.

Member goodies, left to right: “American Artifact” DVD, T-shirt by Art Chantry, T-shirt by Alexandra Fischer.

Thanks to all of you who renewed your TRPS memberships or signed up for the very first time online during the past few weeks. This will save you a whole bunch of time when you attend the Festival of Rock Posters on October 24 (although you are definitely welcome to stop by the booth and say hello to Mark, Gale, and the rest of the TRPS gang!).

If you have not renewed your membership or signed up yet, there’s still time to do so before the show. Your $30 membership supports our work year-round, subscribes you to our newsletter, and entitles you to your choice of a T-shirt by some of the best poster artists in the business (the image at top-center is by Art Chantry; the one at top-right is by Alexandra Fischer) or a copy of the “American Artifact” 2-DVD set.

To sign up or renew, visit TRPS.org today!


Roster for 2015 Festival of Rock Posters!

On September 27, 2015, in Events, by Ben Marks

Poster for 2015 Festival of Rock Posters by Carolyn Ferris.

Well, it’s that time of year again, time to announce the stellar roster of artists and dealers who will be attending the 2015 TRPS Festival of Rock Posters on Saturday October 24 at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.

As anyone who’s attended any of our recent TRPS Festival events can attest, this show seems to get better every year. We always say it’s the biggest rock poster event of its kind anywhere, and a must for any poster fan or collector.

And so, without further ado…

Stanley Mouse
Wes Wilson
Lee Conklin
Chuck Sperry
Marq Spusta
John Seabury
Victor Moscoso
David Singer
Paul Imagine
Alan Forbes
Justin McNeal
Dave Hunter
Randy Tuten
A.J. Masthay
Matt Leunig
Carolyn Ferris
Mari Tepper
Gregg Gordon
Shane Grogg
Frank Bella
John Howard
Gary Houston
Pat Ryan
Reg Williams (Straight Theater)
SF Rockposters
Tea Lautrec Litho
Paul Getchell
Rick Savel
Perry Pfeffer
Mike Storeim (Classicposters.com)
Josh Bempechat
John Bellas
Jammin’ On the Haight
Wayne Espinosa
Kris Mikkelson
Eric King
Vince Dugar
Larry Freeman
Cliff Yamasaki
Sherwood Donahue
D. King Gallery
Sal Dicheira
Psychedelic Art Exchange
Bill Graham Memorial Foundation
Golden Road Gallery

What To Know About the Door
We open the doors at 10:00 am and the show runs until 6:00 pm.  Our recent admission protocols will be in effect. For you newbies, here’s how it works.

* 10:00 – 11:00 Admission during the first hour is $20 for non-TRPS members. Admission for members is $5 as usual, and your membership needs to be current. Please bring your card to show at the door. If your membership is expired or you’re a nonmember, you pay the full admission price at the door and we refund you the $15 difference from the $30 membership cost if you renew or join at the TRPS table. We encourage you to make sure your membership is current before the show to avoid the hassle. It’s easier than ever to join or renew at trps.org.
* 11:00 – 3:00 Admission is $10 for non-TRPS members and $5 for members, just like always.
* 3:00 – 6:00 Admission is FREE to all. If being part of the early rush isn’t important to you, heck just come later when things have settled down a bit and get in for nothing—you can’t beat that. Bring your friends and family!

Membership Premiums
When you join TRPS, you have a range of membership premiums to choose from. In addition to T-shirts by Emek, David Singer, Alton Kelley, Alexandra Fischer, Art Chantry, and others, we’ve also got a limited number of the rock-poster documentary “American Artifact.” This 2-DVD set includes the full original movie, plus a second DVD of outtakes and extras. Every poster fan should own a copy of this, so here’s your opportunity to grab a copy if you don’t already have one (“American Artifact” also makes a great gift!).

Where Is It Again?
The Hall of Flowers (aka, the Old County Fair Building) is just inside Golden Gate Park, near the corner of Ninth and Lincoln.

To see who else is going, be sure to visit our page on Facebook. We hope to see you there, too!


Dennis Loren to Rock Dearborn Music

On September 20, 2015, in News, by Ben Marks

Jagged Edge Poster VxF

On September 26, 2015, those who live in the greater Detroit area will want to head on over to Dearborn Music on Michigan Avenue. That’s the day Dennis Loren will be there, from 1 to 9 pm, signing posters and just hanging out. Dennis tells us that Dearborn Music is a great, neighborhood record store, about the same size of Amoeba Records in Berkeley. Dennis has been going to Dearborn Music since 1958 (they opened in 1956), and says he spent a good chunk of his paper-route money there. More recently, Dearborn Music has been selling Dennis’s posters, as well as ones by Carl Lundren and Gary Grimshaw. Check it out!

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