Monday, November 29, 2010

The Grateful Dead and Jose Guadalupe Posada

The Grateful Dead used this calavera image from Posada's lead engraving most popularly known as "El Gran Fandango" for a variety of concerts. Alton Kelly and Stanley Mouse are credited with design of the calavera wearing a garland of roses called "The Woodcut". It is said to have originated from European designs. Posada's calavera imagery fit right in and was readily available and so Posada images became a part or rock and roll history.

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