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San Andreas Fault (Tad Hunter)
One of the leading poster artists during San Francisco’s psychedelic Sixties who signed his posters “San Andreas Fault,” Tad Hunter created posters advertising dance concerts at the Avalon Ballroom sponsored by Chet Helms (1942-2005) of the Family Dog in 1968 and 1969 and other posters for performances at the Straight Theater on Haight Street in 1968. Hunter created at least eight posters for the Avalon and at least four for the Straight. He also designed posters for other concert venues in Sacramento, San Bernardino and San Rafael from 1968 to 1970 and a 1976 poster for a concert in Fairfax (Marin County, Calif.). In addition, he illustrated underground comix, notably drawing some of the panels for “The All-Losers Squad,” a series that ran from the mid-1970s written by Chester Crill (aka Max Buda) and created the cover for a 1968 LP album by Kaleidoscope. (TNB 2/2017)