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This limited edition book features the psychedelic concert posters from the Seattle area that were produced in the 1960's. Read more

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This limited edition book features the psychedelic concert posters from the Seattle area that were produced in the 1960's.

Seattle, WA Art Books
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Sky River commemorative poster
Sky River commemorative poster

 

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Strawberry Alarm Clock


Split Fountain Hieroglyphics will be a hardbound book, signed and numbered with a limited edition of 1,000 to 2,000. This volume will be (approximately) 9”x12” and at least 150 pages. Illustrated in full color, this volume will follow the rise and demise of the psychedelic concert poster in the Seattle area from 1966-1969.

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Since these posters were made as disposable advertising, very few have survived. I have been photographing these pieces in various private and museum collections for over 20 years with an eventual book in mind. The majority of this body of work has not been documented until now. In addition to the individual poster artists, approximately 200 different performers and groups as well as the local venues and light shows will be indexed to the illustrations.

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Grateful Dead

Part of the project appeal for me is to have this book produced here, in Seattle. The printer and I have done numerous projects together over the past 15 years or so that have included many posters along with catalogues and CD covers. My funding goal is entirely based on printing of the book and rewards, bindery, shipping and related expenses. Additional reward items are from my personal collection. At this time, all of the design work, photography, writing and research have been a labor of love. 

Here are the two posters (and matching postcards) that are a few of the rewards:

Poster A -  hand signed by Scott McDougall
Poster A - hand signed by Scott McDougall

 

Poster B - hand signed by Glen Beebe
Poster B - hand signed by Glen Beebe

 

Risks and challenges

For me, the biggest challenge is to turn out a quality product. I’ve collaborated with Glen Beebe on a variety of projects and have complete confidence in his ability to design a book that focuses on the subject at hand. I’ve had even more experience with my printer and feel that it’s so important to publish this locally. I’ve also been selling posters through mail order for the past 20 years, so I’ve got the shipping thing down. Any delays in production are unforeseen at this time.

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    Thank you postcard that is a reproduction of one of the 2 posters produced as rewards.

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    Poster A - This 14" x 20", lithographed poster is the same design as the dust jacket. Hand signed by Scott McDougall

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    Poster B - This 14" x 20", lithographed poster is a collage that features many of the posters from the book. Hand signed by Glen Beebe

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    Both of the above lithographed and signed posters along with matching postcards.

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    One copy of the signed and numbered book with both postcards

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    Copy of the book, both posters and postcards

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    2 copies of the signed and numbered book with 2 sets of postcards

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    Copy of the book with YOUR name printed inside as a donor along with both posters and postcards

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    Copy of the book with a custom, handmade box from Dragonfly Bindery Studio. The book # will be in the first 10 of the numbering sequence and your name will be added to the list of donors. In addition, you'll get both posters and postcards along with a pair of original, mint condition, San Francisco Sound (a short-lived Seattle venue) postcards that are featured in the book.

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    Copy of the book with your name on the donor list, both posters and postcards along with YOUR name, hand lettered in pen & ink by Scott McDougall on Strathmore paper (my choice of style - but psychedelic, of course!)

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    10 copies of the signed and numbered book with 10 sets of postcards

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    Copy of the book with your name on the donor list, both posters and postcards AND the original, final pen & ink art that was used for the dust jacket and poster A

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