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Canned Heat

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Data Source
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Catalogue Status
Research in Progress
Description
Lithograph poster for 1968 concert in San Francisco, featuring Canned Heat, Gordon Lightfoot, and Cold Blood. Border of swirling, interconnected figures, faces, breasts and curlicues in pink, yellow, purple, red, black. Text seems to grow out of an orange-and pink urn at the bottom of the page in a mushroom-like form.
Central block of text in stylized, distorted letters:
Canned Heat
Gordon Lightfoot
Cold Blood
Fillmore
West
Surrounding "Fillmore West" appears to be a background growing out of the border chaos, but is actually stylized green text on yellow:
Thurs Fri Sat. Oct 3 4 5 (lower left)
Lights by Holy See (lower right)
Black banner along top edge with red text: Bill Graham Presents in San Francisco; block of text along bottom edge with ticket locations.
Designer
Lee Conklin, b. 1941
Printer
Tea Lautrec Litho, San Francisco, California, USA
Date
1968
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Schreyer
Medium
Offset lithograph on white wove paper
Type
graphic design
Object Name
Poster
Type
Poster
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made in
Europe and USA
Accession Number
1979-34-5