The Anthony (Tony) Newhall collection
of rock concert posters consists of 62 offset lithographed concert posters produced from
1966 to 1967 for the Bill Graham concert series at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco,
California. Images on the prints by graphic artists Wes Wilson, Peter Bailey, Bonnie
MacLean, and John H. Myers exemplify graphic design during the early years of the
psychedelic era. Many of the graphic artists also incorporated photographs taken by Edmund
Shea, Gered Mankowitz, and Herb Greene of the musical performers in their prints. The
concert posters include visual motifs of Art Nouveau-inspired curvilinear forms, illegible
and fluid block lettering styles, and usage of vibrant optics and colors.
Anthony (Tony) Newhall was born in Palo Alto, California in 1941. He grew up in Berkeley,
California, but went to boarding school at Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts when
he was 14. From there, Newhall attended Stanford University, then served in the Peace Corps
in Peru from 1964 to 1966, before returning to Stanford to pursue a graduate degree in
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