Here’s another reason why it’s a good thing when you have a long time to spend at
San Francisco International Airport: the current exhibition of music posters from the late 1960s.
The posters on view hail from San Francisco from 1966 to 1971, when very cool and now collectible graphic art was produced and printed on handbills and flyers to promote concerts put on by the likes of Bill Graham at the Fillmore and Chet Helms, leader of the Family Dog, which produced concerts at the Avalon Ballroom.
Poster artists of the time took inspiration from such varied sources as Art Nouveau masters, advertising art, the art of of hot-rod car culture and, clearly, ‘trips’ they took to far off places.
The exhibit includes more than 150 posters, postcards, handbills tickets and other ephemera on loan from members of the Rock Poster Society and will be on display through March 2015 in the pre-security area of the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby at San Francisco International Airport.