The only crit I can give on this is I think there should be a touch of red in the upper black & grey skull area to completely pull it together (unless there is, kind of hard to tell with that color combo up there) - nice design none the less!
Seattle rules yr face. Once again I have to be the voice of reason. We have a lot of foot traffic so there are cool street fliers. Posters seem more few and far between but our xerox stuff on poles melt eyes.
oh that movie is great! we showed it at moca when we had "collecting collections" up. but really, can you imagine being 21 and teaching upper class money at ucla why they should buy the art you are showing? ferus was a brilliant op.
i like this tuff , i't's got a K records feel that i've always been a sucker for....very nice.
i just netflixed a good doc about the la art scene in the late fifties/60's called " the cool school" about the ferus gallery and the people surrounding it including some great artists like Wallace Berman , Billy Al Bengston ,Ed Ruscha and many others....i really enjoyed it.
Gina's right about the foot traffic. You see posters on Melrose and up and down Vermont in Los Feliz and that's about it. The only posters you see on the street are the big admats for big popular acts (mostly R&B and Rap) taped to light poles.
The East Bay is my least favorite place I have ever been in my life. I hate it. From Milpitas all the way up to Richmond sucks.
I see posters in LA frequently. Not sure what the hell you all are talking about. There were two rad posters for the Corrupted/Asunder show on Friday.
no great poster art because there is no walking traffic. i've done a lot of posters in la, and while i'm not going to say i'm wonderful or anything, i don't think i'm bad. clubs don't want posters here. bands do, so it depends.
on other la ideas...la can be wonderful and it can be really depressing. the quality of people lacks for me on the whole when compared with chicago or soemthing, but i have tons of friends of love on the same token. best food in the country. the weather isn't great. the hot is dry and the smog is sticky. no good air here. it's really a very strange place, vast and you couldn't learn everything about it in 10 years of living here.
midwest is beautiful, it just gets cold. there's nothing like wisconsin, biggest skies outside of the desert. let's see what haven't i covered yet.......
oh this poster!
and Tuffy to answer your original question, this poster is boring. Distressed color fields and jumpy type is about as un-imaginative as it gets. You have way better shit. Were you in a time crunch on this one?
Wow, look what I started...
Here's my rant on LA: I grew up in LA and then moved to SF and NYC for a while. But I'm back in LA and loving it. You know what makes LA awesome besides the perpetual great weahter? You can literally do anything, see anything, be anything you want here. There is more diversity here than in any place on the planet. You have to go out of your way to find shit, but when you do, its a unique experience that can't be found anywhere else. Also, its not sheltered. NYC and SF have become so hemogonized, safe, predictable and yuppie that they've become boring. Plus we have hands down the best cuisine in the world. The world's best Mexican, Korean, Chinese and Thai food are found here. And the music scene is great. So why no great poster art? It baffles me.
I think if there was a Diesel Fuel print type place in L.A., people might take the L.A. poster scene more seriously. But, Mike's right, tacos rule. El Gran Burrito at 3AM on a Saturday is the best place to eat.
I can think of 3 poster galleries and at least 3 retail stores that carry posters here in LA. How many cities can say that? Not many. Not sure why people think the poster scene is weak here. I think most people have a completely unrealistic concept of what this city is like.And yes, Carlos... out Tacos rule. And you can get them 24 hours a day on every other street corner. How could anyone hate a place like that?
LA is a fantastic place to live. People here share the dream of opportunity and adventure in a climate of year-long outdoor living, especially remarkable for its winters with lots of sunshine. The region has a unique combination of ocean, beaches, desert and mountains.
For a place that is supposedly a big music hub, it lacks in a big poster printing company. Someone needs to fix that shit. La Luz is a great gallery. Ghettogloss, too. And, yeah, it's not hard to avoid the douchetards in L.A. Just look for the cocked baseball hats and shirts with tattoos on them and walk the other way.
LA fucking rules. I have no idea what the hell you people are talking about. There are art galleries everywhere. Full of great stuff. I'd put LaLuz up against any gallery in the country.
My friends here are awesome. We have fun always. Rarely do I run into anybody here who fits this stereotype of what people think LA people are like. But that is because I know how to live here. I know where to go and who to hang out with. I'm sure Richie can back that up as I can guess when he's down here his people know how to live here as well. It's not hard to avoid the douchebags
it's like any other place you go or live. There is good and lame. You just need to know the ways around the lame.
Screw the Lakers. Who care about the Dodgers. USC can blow me. Don't even get me started on how the city can't hang onto an NFL franchise, much less muster up enough interest to respond to a deadline when they're offered a brand new one. Hollywood is nothing short of fascinating, a little bubble of Babylon excess where pretentious people care only about themselves and whether they photograph well. I couldn't believe the thickness of the brown cloud hanging over L.A. that I saw from the plane recently. Fucking cesspool of human recklessness. It's really no surprise that there's apathy toward poster art, especially since there's apathy toward almost everything else.
bluhg. I lived in LA also and there just isn't any response, support, etc...for the fine art people (fine people, not fine art) around that town. the town just ain't overly interested en masse. boob? where boob?
this looks way lovely in person.
LA is dog chocolate central for posters because LA sucks for making posters, not because of the posterers but because of LA. It is hard to understand considering the wealth of pop culture horror that LA doesn't do much to support the poster life.