Eric King's Voluminous Collector's Guide

Eric King is well known as an authority—probably the authority—about San Franciso rock posters, at least the posters from the glory years of the Fillmore and Avalon ballrooms. His extensive knowledge about the posters can be found in his self-published work The Collector's Guide to Psychedelic Rock Concert Posters, Postcards, and Handbills, 1965-1973, and this book is prized by serious collectors as the last word on determining authenticity and all manner of detailed information about these works. Check his webpage here:

I have known Eric for many years, and he sometimes tells me things about the posters I designed that I didn't know, myself. His earliest guide, A Collector's Guide to the Numbered Dance Posters Created for Bill Graham and the Family Dog, 1966-1973 (cover shown) had some basic information, with no pictures, and measured a quarter-inch thick on letter size paper. Through the years, the Guide has grown in size, and the most recent edition that I have—his 9th—is one and three-quarter inches thick, covers a wider range of posters, has a small picture of each work, much more information about each piece, and includes Eric's artistic and philosophic ideas about the imagery appearing on some of these posters that he has studied so long. In another Blog-Post, I'll quote some of Eric's thoughts about a few of my posters, or my poster work in general.

Eric has informed me that he is working on a 10th edition.


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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."