Design: Early Rock and Blues Tour Posters

All these come from about 1963-1966. It’s hard to believe that The Beatles even existed in the same time period  as, say, Howlin’ Wolf or Etta James, and that the Stones were ever second on a bill to Brian Poole and the Tremelos, or that the opener for The Monkees could have been The Jimi Hendrix Experiance. Design-wise, they are beautiful. Usually cheaply produced, hand silk screened on heavy paper with minimal colors and tons of fonts. They would be sent to venues with a blank portion, usually the top, were the club could include their own name, dates and cost (Jesus Christ man – Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters for $4.00).

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marvin gaye

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james brown

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Beatles Exeter gig

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The Rolling Stones Teen Beat '63 (1963)

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Posted on September 8, 2013, in Graphic Design and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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