Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunder – Jerry Live vol. 6 print
I recently got asked by the Jerry Garcia Estate to create a limited screen printed poster for the upcoming new album release, “Garcialive Volume 6: July 5, 1973 Lion’s Share” featuring long time Jerry collaborator, Merl Saunders. The Garcia Estate has done top notch posters for each GarciaLive release and I was stoked to get the call as I grew up listening to the Dead and have a special affinity for some of the old “Garcia & Saunders” albums (Live from Keystone, Blues from the Rainforest, etc..).
The only real instructions were that the poster have an old school 70’s vibe and that both Garcia & Saunders get equal weight and billing on the design. After a couple different concepts I decided to go w/ the “lion” theme not only based off of the name of the venue but because the lion has always been a symbol that has popped up in Garcia-Lore. Plus the mane has a very Jerry-beard like quality and I like getting lost drawing hair.
The 5-color poster is 18′ x 24′ and has a print run of 500, all signed & numbered. They are currently available for pre-sale along w/ the album & a shirt at Jerrygarcia.com & will be release on June 24th.
I will have a smaller run of “Artist copies” at a later date. Be sure to check back….