Alton Kelley was one of the most recognizable American Artists of the 20th century. Born in San Francisco in 1940, he was primarily known for his psychedelic and rock-and-roll style poster designs and album covers. He is credited as the man behind many of the iconic Grateful Dead and rock concert posters that were created in the 1960s and 70s. Along with fellow artist Stanley Mouse, Kelley is credited with creating the now ubiquitous “skull and roses” poster which was used for the Grateful Dead's self-titled album in 1967. Later in his career, Kelley’s work also included creating artwork for book covers, logos, and band t-shirts, as well as other poster and graphic designs. He passed away in 2008 in Petaluma, California.
Alton Kelley, artistic poster, psychedelic poster, album cover artist.
— Mei Wang
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