i am starting to see that this happens a lot with some of the bigger shows and venues. is this the norm? i've been to a few shows where it looked like an artschool project was to set up.
examples would be the cramps at numbers in 03 and the dirtbombs at rudz earlier this year.
Well, I guess there ARE a number of posters that have been commented on to say how sucky they are, but I think those are the extraordinarily bad ones. Most of the bland, mediocre shit just goes under the radar. Or someone will say something funny/provocative and all vomment fury is unleashed.
for real... take a look any of the early posters by people who have been doing this for a long time. People come a long way the more they work at it. Look at jarred Connors first poster compared to what he's doing now:
these are for the venue, which most of my work tend to be. i'm am currently making a consciencious effort to get my work to the next level. i've grown sick of filling a need, but not being 100% happy with the outcome of the work.
the source image had a name and number still on there, so i kind of used that as a go by. and i realize now that i should of spent a bit more time with getting the perspective of the type correct, even if it did shadow what was in the original image. i didn't think it was that obvious, but i do accept that it was a bit flawed.
thanks so much for the crit. when these go to print later next month, i will definately take many of these notes into consideration.
again -great image. could have placed it even a little more off center or to a corner. the type face is fine -- a little blur with the same half tone treatment as image, skew a bit for perspective and its gold.
however, that's not exactly what the type on phone labels looked like. you need to go find some old phones and see for yourself. it would have worked great if you had studied how that typewriter lettering was actually used and what it actually looked like.
this really doesn't doesn't at all look like a telephone label. i can see what you were trying to do. but, i can also see where it doesn't work.
i wanted to keep with how names and numbers were labeled on old rotary phones, but admit that i was aware that i was taking a huge risk by treating the type this way. glad to hear that the image caught some attention.