Michael Everett first hit the scene in 1995, when the Grateful Dead organization noticed his artwork on the mail-in envelopes he sent in for Dead tickets. They hired him to do the poster for the ‘95 summer tour, as well as the fall tour. The summer tour was the final tour, however, due to Jerry Garcia’s untimely death. The ’95 summer tour poster is one of the most beautiful Dead posters ever made, and the poster became so popular that it was eventually reprinted in a second edition of 25,000. The fall tour poster was printed in a similar run, and both of these posters are still very popular today.
Everett has continued to do posters for the Grateful Dead organization, on and off for the past few years, including several great posters for Phil Lesh's Unbroken Chain Foundation, Furthur Festivals, The Other Ones, Phil Lesh & Friends, and many others. In 1998, Michael started doing posters and artwork for the String Cheese Incident, and many of these early SCI posters are considered to be the band’s best posters. Michael still does some poster work for SCI, and he has also done posters for Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, Phish, and numerous other bands. In addition to poster artwork, Michael has done a great deal of non-poster original artwork, which has been sought after by many.
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