While Santa is checking his list for who is naughty and who is nice, are you checking your list for what to get someone who is still groovin’ on the 1960s? How about a nice Mouse print? For those in the know, Mouse is Stanley (Miller) Mouse, who with artist Alton Kelly, was responsible for creating the iconic 1960s album covers and posters for groups such as the Grateful Dead, Journey, Steve Miller, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, and Jefferson Airplane.
Mouse (no other name is needed) lives in Sonoma County and for a time had an art gallery called Rockin’ Roses in Healdsburg. Although the gallery is now closed, Sarah from Mouse Studios says, “Yes! people can buy things straight from our website www.mousestudios.com. We are going to have some new posters coming out just in time for Christmas.”
Prints and posters go for a few hundred dollars. But there is also a collection of eight postcards with Mouse’s more well-known images, in full color on 5”x7” cards, for $24.00. Maybe this is a perfect stocking-stuffer for you-know-who.
The phone number for Mouse Studios is (707) 861-3456, but Sarah says, “email is the best way of communication because our office hours vary a
lot and there is not always someone available to take calls, firstname.lastname@example.org.”