I really appreciate your comments santi! I feel like I too am in a stage where I can only ape my influences. I really admire they style you're developing! I also love this print, it feels 'just right' to me-- the type, the textures, the composition all feel balanced. ...so even if you are styling it after something you've seen, it is still a darn good print.
Hobbz calling somebody out for style aping made me LOL. Seriously.
And sometimes Mike Issac needs to learn to keep his yap shut. I like you dude but you spout too much shit about things you dont know enough about.
Unitus is 100% correct on this one.
thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
that article reminds me of what Borges once said "the history of literature is a history of plagiarism". as if everything was already written but must be constantly rewritten in new ways, a similar notion as Nietzsche's concept of the Eternal Return.
anyway I still have to admit that this poster is a too obvious ripoff. I hope I haven't hurt anyone's feelings with it, specially anyone from methane, 'cause I really admire their work. but as Lonny U this is the way I learn the craft, I only hope that by doing this, practicing different styles, someday I'll grow a style of my one.
and i honestly thank everyone for their criticism, 'cause it makes me rethink my work, and it pushes me to work even harder.
What's wrong with aping a style you like? It helps you learn and figure out how the people who's stuff you like do the things they do. And since Santi's small catalog of posters here bounces around several styles, I'd say (he's?) still trying different things out until he finds something he can either make his own, or until what he's doing evolves into his own style. This is how almost every designer begins and learns, and many of us still wear our influences on our sleeves.
you're right, this is quite a shameful print. but i'm just learning here.
anyway i think some of my other work might be quite original, hope you like it.
and i really dig your stuff hobbs, i promise i won't copy any of it (just joking, don't take me seriously)
OK yeah, a warning shot is warranted - I see a Lamm-ish piece and the disco ball layout is very much like the hungarian guy who posts here - when I looked earlier I just saw the Posada and an Escher rip, the latter looking quite fresh I thought