Vintage Hawaiian Poster for the Elvis Foundation
ELVIS POSTER DESIGN
Pacific Historic Parks & The Elvis Foundation
I had an awesome time signing my vintage-inspired Elvis poster on January 12th at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center for the “Aloha from Hawaii” 40th Anniversary Celebration. This celebration marks 40 years since Elvis Presley played his last concert here in Hawaii. This print was for sale at the celebration and on my site for a time and it was a fun way to memorialize the impact that Elvis had on the islands.
All kinds of Elvis-themed events took place, culminating with a replaying of the original concert on the big screen at the Blaisdell Arena. Thanks to Pacific Historic Parks and The Elvis Foundation for an opportunity to create this commemorative poster! I was blown away by some of the obscure Elvis trivia the fans knew. Elvis fans here had ties to Graceland, Tupelo, and cities that Elvis toured when they were younger- A very exciting time for the them taking a once in a lifetime vacation to Hawaii. My favorite shirt of day was a Hawaii-themed Elvis shirt that said “Mahalo. Mahalo very much.”
Another fact you may not have known (I learned A LOT of Elvis facts, along with listening to hours of Elvis on Spotify) is that the king played his first concert in Hawaii in 1961 to benefit the USS Arizona Memorial. I was really impressed with everything he did to bring awareness and also raise funds for the memorial.