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06-03-2008, 12:09 PM
Concert Poster Artist Alton Kelley Dead At 67 (http://www.livedaily.com/blog/2097.html)

June 3, 2008 10:06 AM
By Suzanne Kayian
LiveDaily Contributor
Legendary concert-poster artist Alton Kelley died June 1 at his Petaluma, CA, home. Kelly, 67, is credited with creating a psychedelic graphic style that is closely associated with "San Francisco style" dance-concert venues including the Fillmore Auditorium, Winterland arena and the Avalon Ballroom, and with artists including the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.

Kelly and life-long collaborator Stanley Mouse also created album cover art for the Dead, Hendrix, Journey, The Beatles, Steve Miller and others, according to a press release. Kelley also is credited with creating the wings and beetles that appear on all Journey album covers, as well as the skull and roses image associated with the Grateful Dead, according to published reports.

"There is one word for Alton Kelley's lifelong contribution, and that is 'iconic,'" said Signatures Network CEO Dell Furano. "Kelley's artwork, designs, posters, album covers, [and] tour logos set a standard of inspired creativity that has remained as influential as the great San Francisco Rock Scene of the '60s, '70s and '80s."

06-03-2008, 01:16 PM



rip ..... x****

Hopeless Semantic
06-03-2008, 01:20 PM
Are you being sarcastic about the spelling of beetles? Because I don't see any misspellings...

06-03-2008, 01:22 PM
Are you being sarcastic about the spelling of beetles? Because I don't see any misspellings...

my bad, its been deleted, too quick for my little brain .... x****

Hopeless Semantic
06-03-2008, 01:27 PM
No worries. Just thought I had miss something. Javier Bardem was excellent in No Country. Have you seen any more of his work?

R.I.P Those posters helped me tremendously.