Woodstock Poster Artist Arnold Skolnick

Arnold Skolnick is an award-winning graphic designer and the publisher of numerous art books, posters and catalogues. But Skolnick’s most famous work is the poster he created for a music festival that happened 50 years ago this month: Woodstock. For Skolnick, creating that poster was just another job, but today that poster of a bird sitting on the neck of a guitar accompanied by the phrase “Three Days of Peace & Music” is one of the most famous graphic images ever devised in American pop culture. Connecting Point producer Dave Fraser visited Skolnick in his Easthampton studio recently and shares this story.