Vintage San Francisco Poster by: Jim Michaelson, 1968 : NWCartographic

1968 San Francisco

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By: Jim Michaelson   Pub. by: Trend Graphics

Date: 1968 – San Jose, CA

Dimensions: 35 x 28 inches (89 x 71 cm) 

This exciting graphic poster shows San Francisco as if viewed from across the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito. The city is portrayed in a 1960’s psychedelic style that accentuates the elevation changes of San Francisco’s hilly topography.     

Upon closer examination, one will find that the view focuses on the music scene of San Francisco in the 1960’s with notation given to a variety of artists and local venues of the period. Jim Michaelson was considered a pioneer of rock art. He produced a wide array of album covers and posters for bands and venues, many of which are included in this poster. His art helped visually define the entire rock hippie artist psychedelic movement; which affected the politics of the world. Soon after this print series was made, Michaelson began working for Disney, creating a wide range of Art and posters for many of their theme park attractions for over 30 years.   

Bands referenced in the poster include:   

- Jefferson Airplane      -      The Grateful Dead     -     Quicksilver Message Service    -      Moby Grape    -    Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin)   

Venues and contributors to the 1960’s music scene include:   

- The Fillmore Auditorium     -      The Haight Theatre     -    Family Dog      -      Bill Graham is a Good Guy     -     Wes Wilson      -     The Avalon Ballroom.

Condition: This poster is in A condition without any tears or pinholes. The poster has been linen backed for preservation and presentation purposes. 

Inventory #11494

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