whoever submitted this is obviously making a mockery of the rest of us. and rightly so.
maybe WE need to open our eyes and realize that this does the same job and only took him/her 30 seconds to do.
from now on all my posters will be:
HEY! LOOK HERE!
THIS BAND IS PLAYING.
HERE! ON THIS NIGHT!
what were we thinking?
this is next level.
I think you have gotten the wrong idea. I love this one. It's a great piss take on poster art as the show is the most important thing anyway. Some may not like the fact that gig posters accepts everything submitted here, but that's what keeps me coming back. Again, this one is pure genius.
Great design & line quality. It has the feel of someone just writing down the band names along with the place of the performance, the price of admission and age limitations. Wonder how they printed this? Must have been a bitch to color separate. Pure genius this one is.
Hey thanks mr frumpy,i checked ur site out too,cool stuff,i like the eric burdon poster,i also liked the adverts,i always remember the bubble gum ad with the kid in the cowboy outfit blowing a huge bubble before it pops all over his face,thumbs up :)
hey the one sad thing i can say is if the dude is reading this stuff, it might discourage him from trying more.
its a b/w flier, ive seen many like this for bad religion and black flag... almost the same...
but, if some well known artist did this prehaps some of the comments below about line usage, and freehand lettering and layout would be labeled genius.. ive seen such things commented before...
good work kid... you should be respected just as much as anyone else here :)
Harry... Thats exactly what I was gonna say,but well... didnt...LOL!! I think the idea of this site is not to take it all so seriously, and for that I think this poster Rocks!! I mean its not as slick as Hess, as moody as a Hampton or as deep as a Rogers in thought, but well... if I read it on the street Id know what the score was and where to hear it hence it works as a poster... As for the look of it, well its up there with a note you leave at home to tell someone youve gone to the shops for some milk.. hey, thats given me an idea...hahahaha.
Harry I so dig your comments... and also really dig ya work!!! Esp your Nick Drake poster. Im just digging the humor behind this poster...
Mr Frumpy,its not very often that an artist as profound and as groundbreaking as this one comes into our midst. The post modernistic approach to this piece reflects a certain vibrancy,a certain,how do i put it, liveliness that shines through in the piece that almost puts the viewer into a dreamlike state of understanding and infinite reality,to whit,notice the dadaesque handling of the black as night lettering against the white as day paper that put into context,represents the struggle of the tortured artiste to rid his psyche of the prying minds and eyes of a cynical public,waiting for the next revolutionary to fall face down in the never ending puddle of oblivion.
Wow!!!! The weight of the lines is fantastic...this Obviously is a well thought out and perfectly executed piece of poster art!! Reminds me of the rawness of the posters I used to pin up on cafe noticeboards when looking for a Drummer or when selling ya car. Man the rawness is fresh and exciting, makes me wish I had a Graphics degree or some kind of Higher Education so I could read even deeper into this!!! :-) :-)
wow, I just noticed its a Melbourne Australia gig... must hunt down the genius and get my own copy of this! lol
Hmmm yes,it has a very childlike quality to it doesn't it,hmmmm,the intentional scrawling of the letters evokes a certain mystique over this piece that i haven't seen since schwitters. the artist seems to be throwing back in the face of the bourgiousie,the very fabric of contempt that was bestowed upon him by the art mainstream.he is throwing away the sheckles of his madness here and has truly come up with a real tour de force. Poster of the week!