In February, I went to the Haight Street Art Center where they were having retrsspective of artist Stanley Mouse's work. Mouse is know for his brillant psychedelic rock concert poster designs for the Grateful Dead and Journey ablum cover art. Mouse branched out to other areas during his career:
|One of Mouse's first know commerical drawings -mid-1950's|
|Mouse is still creating art as he is almost 80|
It is so interesting that we treat this art as documents of an earlier time, most of these posters were put up, often times at th last minute on buildings and telephone poles, to attact people to the concerts and events before social media was invented. You can say that Mouse and his work were the first forms of social media to get people interested in an event.
I must say that I really enjoyed seeing this retrospective of Staney Mouse's work.