David Edward Byrd Biography

In 1969 Byrd created the original poster for the Woodstock Festival.    Byrd was reportedly hired on the spot after showing his portfolio to Bill Graham    He and Fantasy Unlimited created posters for Jimi Hendrix, Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shankar, Traffic, and Bill Graham favorite the Grateful Dead.  
Also includes posters:  Stephen Sondheim's Follies, Godspell, The Robber Bridegroom and The Grand Tour, The Survival of St. Joan, Jesus Christ Superstar, Little Shop of Horrors, and other musicals. Byrd worked with The Who and their rock opera Tommy. From 1970 to 1979 Byrd taught at the Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts.[citation needed]