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Collection Summary

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Calico Printing Posters, 1972-1978

Austin History Center

Calico Printing Posters

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Calico Printing
Title: Calico Printing Posters
Dates: 1972-1978
Abstract: Calico Printing operated in Austin, Texas, during the 1970s and worked largely with poster artists. The collection consists of 64 posters created by 15 different artists, primarily Micael Priest, Danny Garrett, and Dale Wilkins. The posters document various musicians and bands that performed at Armadillo World Headquarters, Antone's, Austin Opry House, and other local venues from 1972 to 1978.
Accession number: AR.R.022
Quantity: 2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: qAR
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

Benny Binford operated Calico Printing in Austin, Texas, during the 1970s. He worked extensively with music poster artists, and also did printing for album inserts and other materials for the music trade. Artist Dale Wilkins worked for Binford at Calico Printing after earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas. Straw and Gary Pierson were also involved with Calico Printing.

Mike Morgan of Express Press and Terry Raines were two printers that also worked largely with poster artists. In the late 1970s, Raines sold a 35-inch Harris press to Binford that could print two or three different posters at the same time on a single sheet of paper. Calico used offset printing, meaning the inked image is transferred from a printing plate onto rubber and then to the printing surface. In the 1980s, Binford helped Junior Franklin and J.T. Stewart get started in the business as Franklin & Stewart Poster and Printing Co.

Calico Printing printed many posters for Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin Opry House, and Antone’s by such artists as Jim Franklin, Micael Priest, Guy Juke, Kerry Awn, Danny Garrett, Ken Featherston, Cliff Carter, and Sam Yeates. Many of these artists also worked out of Sheauxnough Studios and were part of the famed "Armadillo Art Squad".

Sources

Garrett, Danny. Weird Yet Strange: Notes from an Austin Music Artist. Fort Worth, TX: TCU Press, 2015.

Jacobson, Nels. “The Maverick Tradition: Postering in Austin, Texas.” Jagmo.com. http://www.jagmo.com/articles/ (accessed September 20, 2018).

Schaefer, Alan. Homegrown: Austin Music Posters 1967 to 1982. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 64 posters created by 15 different artists, primarily Micael Priest, Danny Garrett, and Dale Wilkins. Several posters don't have an attributed artist, such as ones created for Antone's and Armadillo World Headquarters that have a minimal design consisting of the performer(s) name(s), a photograph of the performer(s), and the venue name; however, most of the posters have hand-drawn illustrations and lettering. Most of the posters are for shows at Armadillo World Headquarters, though many are for Antone's or Austin Opry House.

On a few of the posters created by Danny Garrett, "Sheauxnough Studios" is printed in small type. On several posters, a cheshire cat illustration used by Calico Printing is printed in a lower corner, sometimes with "Calico" or "Calico Arts" printed beneath. In the detailed description of the collection, the artist's name is noted in parentheseis. Beyond Priest, Garrett, and Wilkins, the artists represented in this collection include Guy Jukes, Kerry Awn, Jim Franklin, Cliff Cantu, Cliff Carter, Clark Bradley, Ken Featerston, Sam Yeates, Rick West, Rick Turner, Watt Casey, and C. Brady.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Awn, Kerry.
Brady, C.
Bradley, Clark.
Cantu, Cliff.
Carter, Cliff.
Casey, Watt.
Featherston, Ken.
Franklin, Jim.
Garrett, Danny, 1945-.
Juke, Guy, 1951-.
Priest, Micael, 1951-2018.
Turner, Rick.
West, Rick.
Wilkins, Dale.
Yeates, Sam.
Subjects (Organizations)
Austin Opry House (Austin, Tex.).
Soap Creek Saloon (Austin, Tex.).
Armadillo World Headquarters.
Inner Sanctum Records (Austin, Tex.).
Antone's (Austin, Tex.).
Calico Printing (Austin, Tex.).
Manor Downs (Manor, Tex.).
Subjects
Posters, American.
Rock music--Texas--Austin.
Poster art.
Posters, American--20th Century.
Artists--Texas--Austin.
Rock music--Posters.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Songs and music.
Austin (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Document Types
Posters.

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Related Material

General Collection


  • A 741.674 HO, Homegrown: Austin Music Posters 1967 to 1982. 2015.
  • A 741.674092 GA Danny Garrett, Weird, Yet Strange: Notes From An Austin Music Artist. 2015.
  • A 769.5597643 JU V 1 Guy Juke, Juke, Visual Thrills: 44 Posters and Paintings. 1980.
  • A 338.7617 AR, Armadillo World Headquarters. 1975.
  • A 725.8109764 WI Edwin O. Wilson, Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir. 2017.
  • A 338.7617 ME 1985 David Lawrence Menconi, Music, Media and the Metropolis: The Case of Austin's Armadillo World Headquarters. 1985.
  • A 781.6409764 MU, Music of Austin, Texas: Austin City Limits, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Music of Austin, New Sincerity, Armadillo World Headquarters, Jesse Sublett, Raul's, Vulcan Gas Company, Victory Grill, Slaid Cleaves, Sluggo!, Wayne Hancock, Fun Fun Fun Fest. 2010.
  • A 784.54 AN Susan Antone, Antone's: the First Ten Years. 1985.
  • A 781.6409227 CO Michael Corcoran, All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music. 2017.
  • A 784.53 AN C1986 Susan Antone, Antone's Presents Picture the Blues: Eleventh Anniversary. 1986.

Austin Files


  • AF Biography - Garrett, Danny
  • AF Biography - Priest, Micael
  • AF Biography - Fitzgerald, Kerry (Awn)
  • AF Biography - Franklin, Jim
  • AF Biography - Juke, Guy
  • AF Subject - Music - Bands - Uranium Savages M9300(U)
  • AF Subject - Music - Bands - Shiva's Headband M9300(S)
  • AF Subject - Music - Bands - Balcones Fault M9300(B)
  • AF Subject - Music Trade - Music Posters M9385(33)
  • AF Subject - Music Trade - Inner Sanctum Records M9385(6)
  • AF Subject - Periodicals - Austin Sun P2400(14)
  • AF Subject - Saloons - Armadillo World Headquarters S0300(52)
  • AF Subject - Saloons - Austin Opry House S0300(53)
  • AF Subject - Saloons - Antone's S0300(33)
  • AF Subject - Saloons - Soap Creek Saloon S0300(10)

Archives & Manuscripts


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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Posters donated by former employees and artists of Calico Printing.

Preferred Citation

Calico Printing Posters (AR.R.022). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1978/058

Donation Date: 12 April 1978

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Kelly Hanus in September 2018.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Calico Printing Posters, 1972-1978

Location BoxItem
qAR 007/024 The Lotions poster (Micael Priest, artist), 1978
007/025 National Campaign to Save the Dolphin Benefit at Austin Opry House featuring Jimmie Spheeris, Gatemouth Brown, Wommack Bros., Gene Morris and special guests (Dale Wilkins, artist), 1978 May
007/026 Muddy Waters at Antone's (Danny Garrett, artist), 1978 April
007/027 Austin Sun Music Awards with Paul Ray and the Cobras and Marcia Ball (C. Brady, artist), 1978
007/028 The Red Weaver Band Poster (Dale Wilkins, artist), 1978
007/029 The Charlie Daniels Band at Austin Opry House (Danny Garrett, artist), 1978 June
007/030 J.J. Cale and Paul Craft at Austin Opry House (Dale Wilkins, artist), 1978 February
007/031 Robert Gordon, Link Ray, Randy Chowning Band at Armadillo World Headquarters (unknown artist), 1977 November
007/032 B. B. King at Antone's (Danny Garrett, artist), 1976
007/033 Austin Opry House welcomes you to Willie Nelson and Family, 1977 (unknown artist), 1977
007/034 Bobby 'Blue' Bland at Antone's (unknown artist), undated
007/035 Bobby Blue Bland at Antone's (Danny Garrett, artist), 1978 January
007/036 Spring Equinox Festival with Shiva's Headband, Uranium Savages, Bobby Bridger, Butch Hancock Band, and more (unknown artist), undated
007/037 Kurt Van Sickle poster (Micael Priest, artist), 1977
007/038 Inner Sanctum Records poster (Jim Franklin, artist), 1972
007/039 Warren Zevon at Austin Opry House (Danny Garrett, artist), 1978 June
007/040 Sam & Dave with the Black Exotics at Antone's (unknown artist), undated
007/041 Jr. Walker and the All Stars at Antone's (unknown artist), undated
007/042 John Lee Hooker at Antone's (Watt Casey, artist), 1978
007/043 Moon-Hill Mangagement "Get into Denim" poster (unknown artist), undated
007/044 Crystal Gayle at Austin Opry House (Danny Garrett, artist), 1978 March
007/045 The Red Weaver Band Poster (Dale Wilkins, artist), 1978
007/046 Joe Cocker with special guests the Lotions at Austin Opry House (Dale Wilkins, artist), 1978 May
007/047 Rusty Wier and Backbone at Austin Opry House (Dale Wilkins, artist), 1978 March
007/048 Albert King at Antone's (Dale Garrett, artist), 1977 March
007/049 Official Quarterhorse Racing at Manor Downs (Micael Priest, artist), 1978 March
007/050 Texas State Championships at Lake Whitney, Rio Bravo, Mosier Valley, and Austin Motocross (Snodgrass, artist), undated
007/051 Third Shot Productions presents the Jerry Jeff Walker Concert at Lubbock Municipal Auditorium (Dale Wilkins, artist), 1978 April
007/052 Fools plus Eric Johnson at Austin Opry House (RAM, artist), 1978 April
007/053 Paul Ray and the Cobras at Antone's (unknown artist), undated
007/054 Lou Reed with Ian Dury at Austin Opry House (Danny Garrett, artist), 1978 April
007/055 The Wild Tchoupitoulas, the Neville Brothers, and Texoid at Austin Opry House (Dale Wilkins, artist), 1978 April
007/056 Tom Rush and Peter Rowan (Dale Wilkins, artist), 1978 April
007/057 Austin Folk Festival at Fiesta Gardens (unknown artist), 1978 June
007/058 Rick West "The Minstrel's Back in Town" (Rick West, artist), 1978
007/059 Dexter Gordon and Aurora at Armadillo World Headquarters (unknown artist), 1978 April
007/060 Doc Watson, Merle Watson, Michael Coleman, plus Ain't Misbehavin' at Armadillo World Headquarters (unknown artist), 1978
007/061 Balcones Fault and The Cornell Hurd Band at Armadillo World Headquarters (Cliff Cantu, artist), 1978 March
007/062 The Amazing Rhythm Aces with special guest Cowboy at Armadillo World Headquarters (unknown artist), 1978 March
007/063 Hoyt Axton and The Jon Emery Band at Armadillo World Headquarters (unknown artist), 1978 March
007/064 Uranium Savages at Armadillo World Headquarters (Kerry Awn, artist), 1978 March
007/065 Mink DeVille, David LaFlamme, The Wommack Bros., John Mayall, Michael Katakis at Armadillo World Headquarters (unknown artist), undated
007/066 Michael Murphey and the Cosmic Cowboy Orchestra at Armadillo World Headquarters (Micael Priest, artist), 1973 June
007/067 Too Smooth with special guests The Point at Armadillo World Headquarters (K. Featherston, artist), 1975 February
007/068 Arlo Guthrie at Armadillo World Headquarters (Cliff Carter, artist), 1978 February
007/069 Edgar Winter's White Trash at Armadillo World Headquarters (Jim Franklin, artist), 1978 February
007/070 Ramones and Runaways at Armadillo World Headquarters (Cliff Carter, artist), 1978 February
007/071 Steven Fromholz' Gemini Birthday Celebration at Armadillo World Headquarters (Guy Juke, artist), 1978 June
007/072 Papa John Creach also Kenny Acosta and the Jets at Armadillo World Headquarters (Guy Juke, artist), 1978 June
007/073 New Riders of the Purple Sage with Jon Emery at Armadillo World Headquarters (Micael Priest, artist), 1978 June
007/074 Roy Buchanan and the Bug's Henderson Group at Armadillo World Headquarters (Guy Juke, artist), 1978 January
007/075 Toots and the Maytals plus Triple Threat Revue at Armadillo World Headquarters (Jim Franklin, artist), 1978 February
007/076 Ray Campi and his Rockabilly Rebels with Jon Emory and the Missouri Valley Boys at Armadillo World Headquarters (Micael Priest, artist), 1977 August
007/077 Steve Fromholz and Marcia Ball at Manor Downs (Micael Priest, artist), 1977 August
007/078 Albert Collins backed by Bill Campbell and the House Rockers also The Fabulous Thunderbirds with Jimmie Vaughan at Armadillo World Headquarters (Guy Juke, artist), 1977 July
007/079 Dee Moeller at Armadillo World Headquarters (Guy Juke, artist), 1977 April
007/080 The Runaways and Wommack Bros. at Armadillo World Headquarters (Sam Yeates, artist), 1977 February
007/081 Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars featuring Fred Carter, Jr., Steve Cropper, Dr. John, Donald Duck Dunn, and Delbert McClinton at Armadillo World Headquarters (Micael Priest, artist), 1978 May
007/082 Black Oak with 38 Special at Armadillo World Headquarters (unknown artist), 1978
007/083 The Bob Weir Band and John Vandiver at Armadillo World Headquarters (Guy Juke, artist), 1978 April
007/084 Bobby Blue Bland at Antone's (unknown artist), undated
007/085 Women's Symphony League's Bicentennial Symphony Street Dance starring Willie Nelson at Waller Creek (unknown artist), 1976 April
007/086 Waylon Jennings at Armadillo World Headquarters (Rick Turner/Clark Bradley, artists), undated
011/022 Willie Nelson at Austin Opry House First Birthday (Danny Garrett, artist), 1978 June

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