All In The Family: Bob Masse

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Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead... Vancouver-based artist Bob Masse produced iconic concert posters for a veritable who's who of music and managed to pioneer the emerging psychedelic art genre along the way. Here we get to know the brilliant designer and follow his path from art school to Haight Street to Laurel Canyon.

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All In The Family: Larry Reichman

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One lucky Cornell freshman and amateur photographer had the good fortune of witnessing the magic of the Grateful Dead's Barton Hall gig before, during, and after. That fellow was Larry Reichman and in this edition of All In The Family, he gives us a first-hand account of the evening's festivities, shares his thoughts on why it really IS the "Best Dead Show," and details the recently launched kickstarter campaign for his Cornell coffee table book.

All In The Family: Peter Simon

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From the Civil Rights and Counterculture movements to the Mets' dugout, Bob Marley's Jamaica, Martha's Vineyard timeless beauty, and beyond, photographer Peter Simon has witnessed countless once-in-a-lifetime moments (sounds like an oxymoron, we know) and captured some extraordinary events and human beings. But none enlivened him, on a personal and professional level, quite like being around the Grateful Dead and its entourage.

ALL IN THE FAMILY: PAUL POPE

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There's a fair chance you might not have heard of American cartoonist Paul Pope, but like the superheroes he brings to life, he's been steadily rising up from anonymity for well over 20 years now. From Manga-inspired graphic novels to world-renowned names (ahem Batman!), he’s now bringing his talent to the Grateful Dead. Learn more about the Eisner Award-winning artist and his work on JULY 1978: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS below.

All In The Family: Justin Helton

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We're extremely pleased to introduce Justin Helton as our Dave's Picks 2016 artist-in-residence. The Knoxville, Tennessee-based designer has been tinkering around in the arts since his high school days, parlaying his skills into a printmaking business that has created works for a veritable who's who in the extended Grateful Dead family.

A Closer Look At The Art Of Penabranca

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It's quite rare to get a guided tour of a gallery by the artist himself! We're pleased to introduce Brooklyn-based Brazilian Visual Artist Penabranca aka Bruno Borges who created the artwork for our Circles Around The Sun release and even more delighted that he decided to share a few of his diverse works with us firsthand. Check them out here.

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All In The Family: Neal Casal

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On occasion we come across a Grateful Dead family member who's been behind-the-scenes yet with us all along. Neal Casal is just that. From first checking out the band live in the 80's to jamming with Phil Lesh And Friends and scoring the Bob Weir documentary, it seems Casal was a natural choice to step into the spotlight as part of the special musical task force (Circles Around The Sun) formed to contribute to the 50th anniversary celebrations.

All In The Family: Jesse Jarnow

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You may have heard us mention music scribe Jesse Jarnow's name a few times over this past year. He's contributed liner notes to the Dave's Picks series, mapped out Grateful Dead "monuments" for Chicago concert-goers, and put together an astoundingly complete list of the band's entire repertoire for our 30 Trips Around The Sun release.

Talkin' 30 Trips With Nicholas Meriwether

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It's a tall order to take on writing up any year in Grateful Dead history, but to attempt to tell their complete story...godspeed! We called UC Santa Cruz Grateful Dead Archivist Nicholas Meriwether to task for this one and the result is either the shortest book or the longest liner notes you'll find on the Dead. Here he gives us a little sneak peak at the process and a surprising discovery.

Give us a little background on how you got into the Grateful Dead and beyond that, the business of the Grateful Dead.