A play on rolling papers, the Zig Zag Man litho was so popular that it quickly became the most highly pirated of all the Family Dog designs. This caused Bill Graham and the Family team to create a "Genuine Counterfeit" stamp which they stamped on as many as of the fakes as they could. The irony behind the piracy - the print contains the phrase "What you don't know about copying and duplicating won't hurt you." Features Big Brother And The Holding Company and Quicksilver Messenger Service
- Artists originally produced only 500 limited edition prints, each numbered 1/500 to 500/500.
- Authentic artists signatures located on bottom of print.
- Size: 22 3/4" x 30", Sheet Measurements: 27" x 37.5"
- Certification: Signed by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley
About The Family Dog:
In 1966, a free-spirited rock promoter named Chet Helms teamed up with a bunch of hippies and started putting on some of the greatest rock events of all time. They called their commune/promotions company, The Family Dog.
The Family Dog’s weekly dance hall revues gave the local bands a forum to perform their groundbreaking music. It was here in places like the Fillmore Auditorium and the Avalon Ballroom where the philosophies and ideals of a counterculture revolution found their voice.
To spread the word about its live events, The Family Dog hand-picked a small army of graphic artists to design promotional posters and handbills. The most influential of the group became known as the “San Francisco Five.” This extremely creative crew was comprised of Rick Griffin, Alton Kelley, Victor Moscoso, Stanley Mouse and Wes Wilson. They would go on to produce some of the most iconic and memorable imagery in the history of rock and roll.
The art of The Family Dog captures the spirit of free expression. It reflects the bold experimental freedom of the era, and it serves as a guidepost for future generations who long for peace, love and understanding.