Alton Kelley: Haight-Ashbury Collages

Alton Kelley: Collages

Alton Kelley: Haight-Ashbury Collages

In loving memory: Alton Kelley died on June 1, 2008 (see Joel Selvin’s obit in the S.F. Chronicle).

Kelley was one of the founders of the Family Dog, which was responsible for some of the legendary concerts of the 1960s in at the Avalon Ballroom. He was a legendary poster artist who created some of the most well-known album covers and posters (by himself and also with Stanley Mouse).

I worked with Kelley on the design and package for the Haight-Ashbury CD-ROM as well as the collages used in the “Drop-out” game on the CD-ROM. Below is the poster collecting all the collages for the game, and the front and inside of the package for the CD-ROM (cigar boxes converted into stash boxes).

Kelley had only one request for materials to start with (besides the photos): “roaches.” When he asked this of me, I was nonplussed, did he mean cockroaches? No, my old roaches! Of course. I dug out a jar from my old stash. If you look closely at his collages, you’ll see that he used the old roach papers for backgrounds and flowery halos (such as the one around Bill Graham’s head).

The Bill Graham collage includes the famous photo of Graham by Michael Rossman. Bill Graham was briefly a member of the S. F. Mime Troupe before starting the Fillmore concerts for the and eventually becoming the most widely known rock music promoter and showman of all time. Kelley created the collage with the famous Cassady photo by Herb Greene. Cassady, the actual person on which based his character Dean Moriarity in On the Road, survived the to join the acid-eating Merry Pranksters as, of course, their bus driver. The Janis Joplin and collages include famous photos of the Dead and Janis by Herb Greene.

in the Sixties Box Cover

Haight-Ashbury in the 60s

Haight-Ashbury in the Sixties Poster

ha_poster_large

Janis Joplin and Haight-Ashbury

Janis_large  smhapsy

Bill Graham, , and the

Graham  Neal  Dead

Inside Box Panel

Eyewing

Early Rockument Logo

Rckmnt

Alton Kelley: Haight-Ashbury Collages was last modified: luglio 10th, 2017 by glianni70.it

Post correlati

Aggiungi ai preferiti : Permalink.

Rispondi

Questo sito usa Akismet per ridurre lo spam. Scopri come i tuoi dati vengono elaborati.