The Posters of the Grateful Dead Archive

In the 1960s, the Grateful Dead played a defining role in what has come to be called the San Francisco Poster Renaissance. Theirs was the name that most strongly inspired a visual identity rooted in the spirit of the Haight-Ashbury, and even more importantly, seemed tailor-made for iconic representation. Although one of many bands immortalized in the poster art of the era, the Dead are the most famous to have emerged from that time, and their centrality to the art can be seen in many of the images here.

Nicholas Meriwether