The Sound

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Catalogue Status
Research in Progress
Description
Poster for a 1966 concert featuring Jefferson Airplane, Muddy Waters, Butterfield Blues Band, 9/23-10/2, at Fillmore & Winterland, organized by infamous rock impressario, Bill Graham. A dancing nude woman is underneath with words "The Sound" outlined in purple. The poster relates more directly to Graham, who is credited with coining the phrase, "The San Francisco Sound," which immediately became known as "The Sound." The vibrant colors take precedent over the content of the lettering and background.
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Schreyer
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
1966
Accession Number
1979-34-27
Designer
Wes Wilson, American, b. 1937
Manufacturer
Bill Graham, American, b. Germany, 1931–1991
designed in
USA
Medium
Offset lithograph on white wove paper
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Type
graphic design
Object Name
Poster
Type
Poster