According to Moonalice legend, Spring has sprung! Add a splash of color to your walls with this spectrum of spectacular Spring posters.
The Moonalice Legend Book Volume 8 Hardback
This is it. This is the book you have been waiting for. The book with answers to questions you never thought to ask.
Welcome to The Moonalice Legend: Posters and Words, Volume 8, the latest collection of brilliant poster art associated with a band whose legend is in your hands. This volume will introduce you to Clawhammer Moonalice, the half man, half indica banjo player whose grass was very blue, and Daniella Boone Moonalice, whose use of bear poop fertilizer revolutionized cannabis farming. Learn the probability of a full Moonalice on Friday the 13th. Find out how cannabis figured in the creation of the Declaration of Independence and what happened to Puff the Magic Dragon after Jackie Paper grew up. Discover Jerry Garcia’s great insight about playing baseball. Meet Smokey, the Hound of the Basket Case. Discover what happened when the Lone Ranger learned the real meaning of Kemosabe and how the Old Riders of the Purple Sage fell victim to jackalopes.
This book also includes the best poster art of San Francisco, created for a band committed to the notion that music, art and laughing are good for the human spirit. Surrender to the fun and enjoy a year’s worth of fine poster art.
The legend continues…
Features posters and legends for shows from May 23, 2014 to April 19, 2015.
Hardcover. (707 – 814) 208 pages. 9.25 x 1 x 12.25 inches.
This book is dedicated in loving memory to our dear friends Dave Hunter and Earl Stokes.
According to Moonalice legend, the highest of high holy days is only a week away! In anticipation of this very special day, we are offering a selection of 20 posters by 20 artists from previous 420 shows. Collect these classics and don’t miss out on the upcoming 420 Gathering of the Tribe at Slim’s on Friday 4/20. Get your tickets now!
Limited Time Only
- Legend for poster M357 by Carolyn Ferris
- Legend for poster M360 by Chris Shaw
- Legend for poster M361 by John Seabury
- Legend for poster M460 by Dennis Larkins
- Legend for poster M466 Gary Houston
- Legend for poster M467 by Wendy Wright
Posters were created for Moonalice’s 420 Tribal Pow-Wow at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA.
- Legend for poster M573 by Darrin Brenner
- Legend for poster M579 by Lauren Yurkovich
- Legend for poster M584 by Wes Wilson
- Legend for poster M585 Alexandra Fischer
- Legend for poster M686 by John Mavroudis
- Legend for poster M691 by Winston Smith
- Legend for poster M692 by Prairie Prince
- Legend for poster M909 by Jennaé Bennett
- Legend for poster M910 by Christopher Peterson
- Legend for poster M914 by Ron Donovan
- Legend for poster M800 by Gregg Gordon
- Legend for poster M796 by Dennis Loren
- Legend for poster M804 by David Singer and Alton Kelley
- Legend for poster M959 by Jason Wilson
Memorial for Ron Donovan
There will be a Memorial for Ron Donovan at Thee Parkside this Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM at Thee Parkside, San Francisco with live music by: MCM & The Monster, Ted Zeppelin, The Jackson Saints, Eddy Jennings, and DJ Uterus. The show is free but we will be raising funds and awareness for The Ron Donovan Legacy fund.
At the Memorial for Ron Donovan there will be six posters released by artists Chuck Sperry, Chris Shaw, Winston Smith, Jon-Paul Bail, Scott Johnson and Jorge Gamboa. The three pictured below were printed at Hangar 18 in Oakland, CA.
LIVE MUSIC BY:
We hope to see you on the dance floor soon, or in the cauldrons of eternity soon after that.
MCM & The Monster
The Jackson Saints
If you can’t make the Memorial, please consider a contribution to the Ron Donovan Legacy Fund.
Thee Parkside 1600 17th Street San Francisco
About Ron Donovan
Ronald James Donovan was born on April 4, 1965 in Maryland. Ron was adopted by Robert Oliver Donovan and Orene Docia Donovan, who were soon transferred to work in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii where Ron was raised.
Ron attended Punahou High School and graduated from Radford High School, where his uncommon dressing style and his natural ability to meet people and make a positive impression, started something that would last forever, to make strong and lifelong friends.
Ron was an avid skater and body surfer, who spent much time body surfing at Sandy Beach on the SE side of Oahu or at Haleiwa, on the North Shore. In between enjoying waves, Ron attended Leeward Community College, before he was accepted at the California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA, in 1988.
At CCA, he learned to silkscreen and began making political posters. After two years at Bass Tickets, Ron left and began working at the I-Beam in San Francisco, as a doorman, stage manager, backstage security, an assistant to the booking agent Eddy Jennings, but most importantly, he began as the resident poster artist. What was once a way of advertising on the street, soon became like the great poster artists of the sixties, not just advertising, but ART. He soon became in-demand, producing classic works for other SF clubs. As his reputation grew, he joined up with one of his old friends, Ori Landau, who together created the silkscreen poster company “Team Drunk”, quickly followed by “Psychic Sparkplug”.
Ron would soon enter one of the most prolific periods of his artistic life when he met and joined forces with artist Chuck Sperry. Together they would create “The Firehouse Kustom Rock Art Company”. Housed in an old San Francisco Firehouse off Polk Street in Polk Gulch, Ron and Chuck would not only create but redefine poster art. Using Ron’s computer skills, eye for picking out images, combined with Chuck’s brilliant drawings, challenging and pushing each other to create work that stretched boundaries never before seen. All the while, they would take the time train the next generation of silkscreening poster artists.
The Firehouse Kustom Rock Art Company soon began creating work for renowned musical artists such as U2, Eric Clapton, The Pogues, Garbage, Madonna, Audioslave, Janes Addiction as well as numerous “limited edition” posters for Virgin Records. They would continue to make posters for the underground acts they loved and admired like Fugazi, Beck, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Thelonious Monster, X and local San Francisco acts like Sister Double Happiness, MCM and the Monster, Gwar, as well as one of their most creative, fun-loving and well-received series – “Incredibly Strange Wrestling”.
With the entrance of the internet, but prior to social media, like the bands they loved growing up watching, the Firehouse Kustom team would begin to also go on “tour”. This first European Tour was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone, Germany edition. Creating a market for poster shows across Europe. They would also produce two table-top art books: “Eyesore: Recent Litter from the Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company” and featured in “The Art of the Modern Rock” and “AMOR” produced by Dennis King and Paul Grushkin, alongside world-renowned artists such as Frank Kozik, Coop, Chris Shaw, as well as the “godfathers” of the modern silkscreen poster, Winston Smith and Stanley Mouse and others.
After the end and closure of Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company in 2012., Ron spent 5 years making Moon Alice Posters with art director Chris Shaw. They would continue to help to usher in the next generation of poster artists here in the SF Bay Area and abroad. Ron, Chuck, Chris Shaw (who went to CAA with Ron) and others would be cited by numerous up and coming artists as some of the most influential and emulated artists.
Ron’s friends are far too numerous to list. They include world-renowned poster artists, musicians and music industry icon’s, street urchins, panhandlers, policemen and women, political heavyweights, tech billionaires, shopkeepers, artists all over the globe, as well members of the service industry and any and everyone in between. Ron was one of the richest people in the world – he had more friends than there are grains of sand on the beach. He would make you feel you as if you were the only person in the world when you spoke, all the while introducing you to everyone he would meet, then making you friends for life with those same people. He would make you fall down laughing, or at times, leave you frustrated and angry. “I’ll be there in ten minutes” was a favorite refrain of his- you just had to make sure you were talking about the same hour or sometimes day! He never met anyone whose mother he couldn’t charm or father he couldn’t have eating out of his hand in five minutes. He was quite simply – loved.
Ron is survived by his sister Debrorah Donovan, nieces Tracy and (Sean)Kobashigawa, Keri (Bo) Sison. Grand nices Shalyn (John) Gustafson, Joelle Kobashigawa (Paul O’Brien), grand nephews Cameron Sison, Chandler Sison, Christian Sison and Devon Kobashigawa (Tristen Lehr), great grand nephew and nieces Kai, Graison and Sage Kobashigawa.
Proceeds from the sales of these posters will go to the Ron Donovan Legacy Fund.
There will be a memorial for Ron Donovan on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Thee Parkside in San Francisco, CA beginning at 4:00pm. This event will include live music by: MCM & The Monster, Ted Zeppelin, The Jackson Saints, and Eddy Jennings
At the Memorial for Ron Donovan there will be six posters released including this one by artist Chuck Sperry.
Ron Donovan Memorial poster by Chuck Sperry
18″ x 24″
Edition of 100
5 colors on archival cream paper
Signed & Numbered
If you can’t make the Memorial, Chuck will be making a very limited online release on Tuesday, Janaury 23, 2018 (random time) at chucksperry.net. Please consider a contribution to the Ron Donovan Legacy Fund. ?❤️
Thee Parkside 1600 17th Street San Francisco