2015 - Best Ever MOONALICE 420 Celebration

Attended the Moonalice annual 4/20 Show (on 4/19 this year) at Slim's in San Francisco, with my webguru, Michael Truncale. For me this "Gathering of the Tribe" was the best ever. First, the band gets better and better; they played wonderfully in sync and their performance was polished, with a vibrant light show behind them. Then it was good to see members of the Moonalice staff, other artists who do posters for the band, and long-time friends. The outside display of hundreds of posters was terrific, and those who worked on that are applauded. Alexandra Fisher & Chris Shaw did a great job of art directing and coordinating the 19 posters designed for this year's show. And we all thank Roger McNamee for pursuing his vision of a band and music career, as well as for all that he has done and is doing for artists. May Moonalice have continuing and growing success.

My contribution was a poster that presents one of the late Alton Kelley's famous "kustom kars" he liked to paint—this one a souped-up hotrod. It is my third and last design displaying Kelley's work: it started with M-636 in 2013, followed by M-745 in 2014, and now M-804 in 2015. Kelley's paintings were loaned to me by his widow, Marguerite Trousdale, and with her encouragement, I scanned and presented them in posters. As Roger put it, "Kelley must be smiling down."

 

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David Singer "David Singer is best known as one of the early Fillmore artists, designing 75 posters for Bill Graham, from 1969 to 1990. This was the era before computers changed everything in graphics. Working mostly in the medium of collage, he has now integrated traditional analog cut-and-paste methods with current digital techniques. David singer currently lives and works in Petaluma, California."