Moonalice proudly presents the short documentary film series “PAPER, INK and ROCK ‘n ROLL – A History of Posters”, that will bring you closer to the many Moonalice Poster Artists and their work. The fourth installment in the short-film series features poster artist Dave Hunter, who moved to San Francisco in 1985 and has been involved in the Bay Area rock art/music scene ever since. Initially Dave helped to organize and install rock poster shows at the Psychedelic Shop and at the Artist Rights Today benefits, before he went on to work as head picture framer for The Fillmore at the Bill Graham Archives from 1988 till 1992. From this rock art rich background Hunter began to create rock art for San Francisco Bay Area bands, record labels and venues like the Fillmore. Dave has further returned to his roots in printmaking, creating silkscreened posters for the likes of Metallica, Sly & The Family Stone, Gov’t Mule, The Decemberists, Throbbing Gristle, The Neville Brothers & Dr John, Moonalice , Les Claypool and many more. He currently lives and works from his studio in Fairfax, CA, supporting his young daughter and a healthy art habit. He is an alumnus of the California College of the Arts in Oakland/San Francisco and the Center For Electronic Arts in San Francisco. www.gammalyte.com Moonalice, director Jay Blakesberg & Co-Producers Blakesberg & Alexandra Fischer invite fans of Moonalice & Poster Art to enjoy a personal look at the history and stories that surround the poster artists in the Moonalice tribe. Keep a look out for future parts of this film series including Wes Wilson, Dennis Loren & Carolyn Ferris to name a few.
The third episode of the short film documentary series “Paper, Ink and Rock n’ Roll – A History of Rock Posters” focuses on the original poster art of Chris Shaw, whose body of work includes paintings, backdrops & rock posters since the mid ‘80’s. Chris creates posters using a myriad of styles and techniques, from hand-inked illustrations, to deeply layered digital collages. He has made dozens of posters for Bill Graham Presents and the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. Currently he works with many bands and venues worldwide from his studio in Oakland, CA and is the Creative Director for the Moonalice poster series. To Learn more about Chris, please visit: www.chrisshawstudio.com This film was Directed by Photographer/Film Maker Jay Blakesberg and Co-Produced with Alexandra Fischer artist and Co-Creative Director for the Moonalice poster series.
The second installment in the short documentary film series about the Moonalice Poster Artists, titled “Paper, Ink and Rock and Roll – A History of Posters”. This film features legendary poster artist Stanley Mouse, whose groundbreaking rock and roll poster art first appeared in the 1960’s for many Family Dog & Bill Graham concerts at venues like the Avalon Ballroom, the Fillmore Auditorium, Winterland, and other famed San Francisco venues. www.mousestudios.com The 9 minute Stanley Mouse film was directed by San Francisco based Photographer/Film Maker Jay Blakesberg and was Co-Produced by Blakesberg and Alexandra Fischer who also acts as Co-Creative Director of the Moonalice poster series. Stanley has created art for 14 Moonalice posters, books and other unique items. They are now all available for a special release.
This first episode in Paper, Ink and Rock n’ Roll – A History of Rock Posters features an in-depth profile on David Singer. David Singer is best known as one of the early Fillmore artists, designing 75 posters for Bill Graham, from 1969 to 1990. This was the era before computers changed everything in graphics. Working mostly in the medium of collage, he has now switched from analog cut-and-paste methods to total digital manipulation of images. Also known for his cryptic hand-lettering, Singer designed the circular Moonalice name that appears on all his posters and is often used as a band logo. David singer currently lives and works in Petaluma, California. www.davidsinger.com See all of David’s Moonalice posters here. Directed by Jay Blakesberg Produced by Alexandra Fischer & Jay Blakesberg Executive Producer Roger McNamee Filmed by Bill Zarchy & Jay Blakesberg Audio by Gerry Bertkowitz Edited by Conway McDonald-O’Lear Music by Pete Sears & Moonalice Music Edited and Mixed by Pete Sears Audio Mixed by David Pellicciaro at Lucky Devil Sound Photo & Title Manilpulations by Danny Clark Poster Effects by Clare Critchley Data Wrangler Ben Kautt Still Photographs by Jim Marshall, Jay Blakesberg, Gene Wright, Bob Minkin Bill Graham Presents posters courtesy of © wolfgangsvault.com © Moonalice 2013