I don't like Tina -therefore this sucks--just joking.
Hey Art-did you like this poster more when you designed it then you do now?
Would it have gotten a better scale rating right after you did it?
I tend to like my posters much less after a few months pass.
ok, i simpley grabbed the most recent one of my posters posted. unfortunately, it's a very very old poster.
concept: my concept was primitive - put a picture of tina and her legs on it. at this point in her career (1981) she was doing bad stones covers and rod stewart ditties. she really sucked, she was going nowhere 9without ike - who at this point had not been reb=vealed to be an abuser). she was a has-been hack. so, i tried to grab what was memorable about her and then do a HOT image. as a model i used jan van hammersveld's lp cover for claudia linnear (called "whew!") and tried to do a low-budget version of it. it became a very popular poster and it was the reason that paul grushkin contacted me for incl;usion in his "art of rock" book. so, i guess it worked. somebody paid $800 for a copy of this on ebay. unfortunately i only kept about five copies. over the years they went. so, i didn't do well on the product front (it hadn't existed then). concept:10
craft: and excellent stretch of low low budget printing. it was printed on a multi ( a chaeap chaep offset "quickprint" litho press not much better than a mimeograph). i was able to get the color to really POP by printing on a cheap paper called 'goldenrod' (which was not much better than packing paper, buthad intense color). the image was just a promo shot of tine that i xeroxed about seven generations on a copier that i knew intimately (it was at the low end of it's maintenance cycle and would do this 'stipple' look). cheap conversion - no halftoning needed. the type was intended to look like old VA-Voom era deco typography. i drew it by hand. the small lettering was presstype. it was placed at the bottom because it was the only place i could put it without obscuring the image. the type at the top was really badly placed, but the client (students) made me put it there (uhg). the big black border was some sort of attempt to contrain the chaos of the image and hold it together (sort of a primitive conceptual glue). craft: 25 (for economy, inventiveness and pluck)
it was a terrible concert, too. i walked out in the middle. she had just split with ike and was doing nothing but stones and rod stewart covers ("do ya think i'm sexy", "hot legs", "brown sugar"). yeesh.
i first saw the ike and tina turner revue back in 1970 and it's still one of the best shows i've ever seen anywhere ever. her early solo stuff was quite a comedown...
the big type was drawn by hand (well, straight edges and curve templates). the smaller type was "presstype" (transfer "rubdown" lettering). the photo was a publicity still that i xeroxed about ten generations. it was about 1981-2.
ya know, this is printed 11X17 on a cheap multi. it's two colors (red and black) on yellow uncoated (CHEAPO) flourescent paper. it screams...
i was really into john van hammersveld at the time and was trying to make my own version of that claudia linnear lp cover.
ok, ok, i was young....