Gary Grimshaw, Known For His Iconic Psychedelic Rock Posters, Dead At 67

You know those instantly recognizable 1960s concert posters with the wavy letters? If you ever saw one of those, you either saw the work of Gary Grimshaw or someone aping his work. Grimshaw, who pretty much invented that iconic style, passed away at age 67 on Monday.

Grimshaw did posters for nearly every big name you can think of from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Posters for Hendrix, Cream, The Doors, The Who, Big Brother and the Holding Company

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…and those are just a few.

He also lent his signature style to posters for MC5, the seminal proto-punk band from Detroit.

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Up until just a few years ago, Grimshaw continued to do posters for Detroit bands like the Dirtbombs, the Detroit Cobras and, of course, the White Stripes.

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Often imitated but never duplicated, Grimshaw will be missed.

[Detroit Free Press]

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  • Farb

    Wow, man… what?

  • Duckler

    That, sir, was a Man. Nay, a Dude (insert white russian here)

  • ZorakHendrix

    …you lived your life like a patchouli incense stick in the wind…