Grateful Dead | Designed by Allan “Gut” Terk
From the Collection of Dan Healy
One of the earliest official Grateful Dead shirts
Size: 60s L: 27.5’’L x 20’’W — Excellent condition
An official t-shirt from 1967, around the time of the Dead’s earliest major performances.
Designed by the Hells Angel, Merry Prankster, and graphic artist Allan “Gut” Terk, a key figure in California counterculture in the 1960’s. Friends with Ken Kesey, he was the painter of the Pranksters’ “Further” bus in 1964 and designed the Acid Test Graduation posters. By 1967, through his work for the Dead, he was acclaimed in the Bay Area music scene for his t-shirt and poster art.