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Family Dog Presents Quicksilver Messenger Service

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1966 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Moscoso, Victor, born 1936 (designer)
    Family Dog Productions (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.434-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR16

Physical description

Psychedelic poster advertising a concert by Quicksilver Messenger Service. The event information, which is printed on the right-hand side of the poster, forms part of the main scheme, which is complemented by a floral design incorporating an Art Nouveau motif, and the Family Dog logo. The text reads, ‘Dance Concert, Quick Silver Messenger Service, Big Brother & the Holding Co., Country Joe & the Fish, Lights by Ben Van Meter & Roger Hillyard, Nov. 25-26, 9pm, Avalon Ball Room, Sutter at Vanness, San Francisco’. The entire design is printed in orange and yellow on black, and the poster has a yellow border.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1966 (made)

Artist/maker

Moscoso, Victor, born 1936 (designer)
Family Dog Productions (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'DANCE CONCERT / QUICK / SILVER / MESSENGER SERVICE / BIG BROTHER / & THE HOLDING CO. / COUNTRY JOE / & THE FISH / LIGHTS BY BEN VAN METER / & ROGER HILLYARD / NOV. 25-26. 9P.M. / AVALON BALLROOM / SUTTER AT VANNESS . SAN FRANCISCO / © FAMILY DOG 1966’
Event details, forming part of the design, on the right-hand side of the poster, orange on black, except for the final line with the copyright which is printed in a smaller yellow font.

'TICKET OUTLETS / SAN FRANCISCO: The Psychedelic Shop, City Lights Books, Bally Lo, Sandal Maker (North Beach, Hut T-1 State College / SAUSALITO: Tides Book Store BERKELEY: Moe's Books, Discount Records MENLO PARK: Kepler's Book Store / No. 36-3 / © FAMILY DOG PRODUCTIONS, 1725 WASHINGTON STREET, SAN FRANCISCO'
Ticket vendors, below image in yellow border, orange lettering

'Moscoso'
Artist's name,upper right corner, below uppermost flower motif, orange on black

Dimensions

Height: 50.2 cm, Width: 36 cm

Descriptive line

'Dance Concert: The Family Dog Presents Quicksilver Messenger Service' psychedelic poster by Victor Moscoso, USA, 1966

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Water lily; Whiplash curves; Psychedelic art; Music; Flowers

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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