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VENUE:
Lyceum
London
England
 
SUBMITTED BY:
Art Chantry 
2003-04-10 17:27:45
 
BANDS:
Human League, The



Human League Poster - Lyceum, London



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standardSend standard a message :   as time goes on, I like this more and more.   2006-03-09 13:53:09
RadarSend Radar a message :   come on dood, it'll be fun   2005-03-07 13:11:19
sanmiguelSend sanmiguel a message :   chantry said: frankly, a poster that doesn't at least ATTEMPT to reflect the band in even some remote fashion is not really a poster, it's art with a some type stuck on it to help sell it.
!!!!!!!! WORD !!!!!!!!!! exept i would not use the word "art"
  2005-03-07 13:10:07
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   whitey -
yeah, the bands are too stupid to wipe their own asses unless somebody points it out. but that doesn't change anything. this is still a question about obligations and definitions. what's a gigposter supposed to do? promote the show and the band or be a vehicle for some artist to show off his own vision? both? how much both?
radar -
nah. i think i've taken enough of you guys' sausage for one lifetime (har har).
  2005-03-07 13:01:43
bdixSend bdix a message :   When am I doing a Whitey Houston poster?   2005-03-07 12:59:55
whiteyhoustonSend whiteyhouston a message :   I would bet 95% of any bands audience could give a shit what the poster looks like, they just want to know who, when and where in giant fucking type. (same goes for 72% of promoters)   2005-03-07 12:58:00
RadarSend Radar a message :   hi art, comin' to austin for the sausage fest?   2005-03-07 12:54:24
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   perkins -
yes.
frankly, a poster that doesn't at least ATTEMPT to reflect the band in even some remote fashion is not really a poster, it's art with a some type stuck on it to help sell it.
  2005-03-07 12:50:47
slaterSend slater a message :   it's boring.
I can't think of a worse criticism than that.
  2005-03-07 11:42:48
perkinsSend perkins a message :   Damn you and your logic, Chantry. :) Now I have to like this thing.
"The Lebanon" was kind of a cool song.
So Art- in your opinion, does a gig poster have an obligation to try to represent the band whose show it's promoting? I think I already know what your answer will be, and I'm furiously working on my rebuttal.
  2005-03-07 11:31:51
whiteyhoustonSend whiteyhouston a message :   I've got some pretty bitchin' Howard Jones references I'm going to spring on you guys next week...   2005-03-07 11:28:42
Casey BurnsSend Casey Burns a message :   actually, a friend of mine was playing a 12" of theirs recently, and i thought it was great. then i realized he was accidentally playing it at 33 instead of 45. oops. sounded really good, though.   2005-03-07 11:19:54
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   after reading all of those (endless) threeads about "appropriatesness" of a poster design, well this is a case in point. if a poster needs to accurately reflect the image/theme/idea of a band to be a "good" poster, thewn this poster is genius.
yeah, this poster sucks balls (as perkins pointed out), but then, so did the band.
therefore: genius poster.
  2005-03-07 11:18:16
perkinsSend perkins a message :   You hit a party armed with some of those, and maybe a Frankie Goes to Hollywood reference or two, and you're guaranteed Fonzie-like stature.   2005-03-07 11:16:12
standardSend standard a message :   Whitey: "Is There Something I Should Know?"
bdix: "Huh? What?"
Whitey: "I Don't Want Your Love."
bdix: "Huh?!? What?!? What the-"
[phoneline goes dead]
  2005-03-07 11:15:46
bdixSend bdix a message :   Whitey likes to quote Duran Duran lyrics when he calls me. I'm expecting my weekly New Moon On Monday call any second now.   2005-03-07 11:13:02
standardSend standard a message :   Yeah, not like those "cool" Human League song references you save up for parties.   2005-03-07 11:10:50
perkinsSend perkins a message :   I bet a whole day-glo wall of these would look pretty trippy. As an individual poster though, it kind of sucks balls.   2005-03-07 11:10:18
whiteyhoustonSend whiteyhouston a message :   I think I was trying to make a lame Human League song reference more than I was critiquing you or this poster. Personally I love this stuff.   2005-03-07 11:07:47
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   actually, whitey, i didn't do this. i just posted it. i pulled it off a wall in london in 1980. i thought it would be fun for everyone to see what england looked like back then. imagine it HUGE with a dayglo color in the background and posted in multiples like wallpaper. that's what everything in london looked like.   2005-03-07 11:04:14
strawberrylunaSend strawberryluna a message :   damn, you crossed the pond to lose it?   2005-03-06 19:41:05
goad74Send goad74 a message :   Wow, this what the show that I lost my virginity at. Good times.   2005-03-06 19:02:49
JephSend Jeph a message :   that distressing rules.   2005-03-06 18:55:36
whiteyhoustonSend whiteyhouston a message :   get off Chantry's back.. he's only human   2005-03-06 18:41:56
meliaSend melia a message :   GENIUS!   2005-03-06 11:41:31
strawberrylunaSend strawberryluna a message :   great illo.   2005-03-06 11:37:17
RadarSend Radar a message :   i bet it was a great show   2005-03-06 11:33:14
bdixSend bdix a message :   no comments???????????????????
I mean, IT'S CENTER JUSTIFIED!
  2005-03-06 10:38:17
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