This was an outdoor advertising poster in photo-lithography for the very first Bloomington Songwriters concert on the stage of the Monroe County Library in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1974. The poster design and an acetate for each color were prepared by the artist. The poster was printed by Grouser,the head printer of the publishing company, Pacific and Hall, Bloomington. The owner and operator of the company was Frank Hall, now of the country of Ireland, who was also the originator and manager of the Bloomington Songwriters concerts. The artist did several more designs for the concert series, and he attended most of the concerts, which were scheduled monthly. The performers were local singer-songwriters, mostly non-professional. The admission to each concert was 75 cents. Bloomington was a very musical town back then... and still is. Indiana University s School of Music there has a national reputation, and the great jazz teacher, Dave Baker taught there. There was music on every porch in the city in the warm weather. Some of the performers of those days went on to greater renown. Bloomington was also filled with artists, students and young free-lancers, who also created posters for the concert series, including David Meo, Gregg Coffey, Kevin Teare and others. This was during the heyday of the music concert poster and lp cover art. This is the last copy of this particular poster aside from the complete collection owned by Pacific and Hall, now defunct. Only 8x10 glossy photographs would be available.
Music, Concert Poster, 1970 S, Bloomington, Indiana, Photolithography, Singer-Songwriters, , Original Printmaking, Music Printmaking