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             STANLEY MOUSE

Photo taken by Mom 1989 at the ART benefit concert sponsored by Jerry Garcia for the psychedelic artists
Photo taken by Mom 1989 at the ART benefit concert sponsored by Jerry Garcia for the psychedelic artists

It has been a special treat for Mom & Seth to be involved with this sp concert that was sponsored by Jerry Garcia.  It was to raise funds for the legal fees of the early psychedelic artists so that they could be fairly paid for their work and also have the ability to reproduce some of the art.   Stanley Mouse was one of the big 5 that designed the art work that helped to define a special style of art that will live forever.

Leaving Detroit where he grew up he arrived in San Francisco in late 1965.  He was doing a lot of airbrush work.  He was painting hot rods on t shirts at fairs.  He was fascinated by the weirdo hot rod art movement.  In 1965 he settled in Oakland California and met Alton Kelley and this changed his life.  He joined the red dog saloon gang who later changed their name to Family Dog.  In 1966 Mouse & Kelley joined forces and produced poster art work for the psychedelic music scene.

Some of the very famous work that Mouse created over the years is the cover for Grateful Dead Family Album written by Jerilyn Brandelius, Scarab logo for the band Journey , and The Book of Dreams logo for The Steve Miller Band

Grateful Dead Family Album
Grateful Dead Family Album
Journey Scarab Logo
Journey Scarab Logo
Book of Dreams Logo for Steve Miller Band
Book of Dreams Logo for Steve Miller Band