, By early 1966, Wilson had started making posters for both Helms and Bill Graham, both of whom were producing weekly dances, Helms' at the Avalon Ballroom and Graham's at the Fillmore Auditorium and Fillmore West.
Wes Wilson, the father of the 1960s rock concert poster, came into the world via Sacramento, California on July 15, 1937.  He continued working on posters as he grew older, and in 2019 he created poster art for the band Moonalice in Northern California. Wes Wilson, who designed concert posters for many prominent bands throughout the psychedelic movement in 1960s San Francisco, has died.
Several months later, Wilson had begun working exclusively for Graham, an arrangement which ended in 1967 over a contract dispute. He was 82. He was written up in Time and other magazines. Wilson grew … Mr. Wilson’s posters — collectors’ items today — documented the astonishing array of groups that played the two San Francisco halls as the psychedelic ’60s took hold: Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead shared a bill at the Fillmore in August 1966, Country Joe and the Fish and Buffalo Springfield teamed up there that November, and there were dozens more. Trey Anastasio Kicks Off Week #4 of The Beacon Jams [SETLIST/NOTES], Tim Heidecker’s Character in ‘Moonbase 8’ Was A Phish Fan, Trey Anastasio Shares “The Way I Feel” from Beacon Jams Week #3 [WATCH], 10 Songs Oysterhead Needs To Cover During Their 2020 Reunion, DESERT DAZE THREE: Khruangbin, The Black Angels, George Clanton & More, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Release “Straws In The Wind” [WATCH]. Along with fellow artists Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Victor Moscoso, and Rick Griffin, Wilson helped usher in an entirely new art style of psychedelia by experimenting with fonts and colors, making it look as if the letters themselves were moving. He was 82. Here’s Where Things Stand in the 6 States That Will Pick the President, Kyle MacLachlan Joins — and Wins — Fleetwood Mac ‘Dreams’ Challenge, Lil Pump Joins Trump Onstage After Being Introduced as ‘Little Pimp’, Trump Falsely Says He’s Already Won, Announces Intent to Invalidate Millions of Votes, Eddie Vedder Discusses ‘Dark’ Times After Chris Cornell’s Death With Howard Stern, Watch Smashing Pumpkins’ Old West-Inspired ‘Ramona’ Video, Jonas Brothers Recall Joyful Holiday Memories on New Song ‘I Need You Christmas’, Liam Payne, Dixie D’Amelio Placed on ‘Naughty List’ in New Holiday Song. The man, the myth and the legend behind countless psychedelic rock posters, Wes Wilson, has died at age 82. And so it was kind of the combination of a whole bunch of things, and all based on this idealism of ‘things are going to get better.'”. Family and friends are mourning the death of Wes Wilson who recently passed away. He partnered with Bob Carr, who owned a small printing shop, and began creating layouts and designs. The poster he made suggested the American flag, but the white stars were on a blue background in the shape of a swastika. Born Robert Wesley Wilson in July 1937, Wilson moved to San Francisco after serving in the Army National Guard where he began creating layouts and designs in the mid-’60s.
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