Dinosaurs December 17, 1984. This is a postcard invitation to the "Artista Christmas Presence" party at the Corte Madera Rec Center in Corte Madera California. Art by Alton Kelley. Artista was the artist collective of which Kelley was a member at that time.
Dinosaurs was band consisting of a number of members of psychedelic era bands: John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service, Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane, Barry (the fish) Melton (Country Joe and the Fish) Merl Saunders (Jerry Garcia Band), Peter Albin (Big Brother and the Holding Company,Robert Hunter (lyricist for the Grateful Dead), . The postcards (and tickets) were printed on the same sheet as the posters - in the tradition of the Family Dog and Fillmore poster series. This card shows slight warping and very minor discoloration on the back due to moisture exposure, but is otherwise in unused condition. The back of the card gives details about the "party" and asks guests to bring toys to be distributed as Christmas presents to needy children of Marin County. This is the only original Dinosaurs postcard I that was issued. Dinosaurs #5 was printed as a poster with two cards, but I have never seen a cut card. Several of the Dinosaurs posters have been re-published in postcard form by Classico San Francisco. 4.25" x 6"