This print was commissioned by Philip Cushway, of Artrock, designed by Frank Kozik, and printed in 1995 by American Lithographer, and utilizing a photograph by Joel Axelrod of Jimi at Woodstock. The poster is printed in fluorescent inks.
Frank Kozik was born in Madrid, Spain in 1962. At the age of 14 he moved to the United States and settled in Austin, Texas. Credited with single handedly reviving the “lost” art of the concert poster, his creative career rose largely out of his enthusiasm for Austin’s growing underground punk rock scene in the mid-eighties. Starting with black and white flyers for friends’ bands posted on telephone poles, his reputation grew as an artist whose work was graphically compelling as well as culturally gripping. He passed away in Mau, 2023.