Evan!!! Way to raise the bar. The, uh, floaty type is supa sweet, but it makes the type on the sign (venue info) look like an afterthought. That said, might I offer up an "Oh, Lord" for the shadows and the colors and the composition, etc? Not to mention that you conjured up the good ol' "utilitarian design poster vs. fancy-pants art print" debate. I think that Grzeca's comment about obvious type treatments was dead-on here. Hooray!!!
The perspective, multiple over lays and color scheme are all awesome. It's a real example of "poster art". It is hard too read, but I believe if I were some passer by on the street this would catch my eye as more of an album cover or something and then further my interest at looking at it. I like the little birds through out this piece, fucking clever.
I think that is kind of underestimating the intelligence of the viewer- If an image draws you in and captivates , you will read it. Far too many posters have the type splashed across it in an obvious way. An additional thing to remember is that this poster is BIG, not 4 x 5 inches on a screen.
Beautiful work... but damn hard to read... It looks cool and as an art print, it's great.
But as a "design" it seems far too difficult for your audience to know what this is. Nobody is gonna try to read this in a record store window.
It's truly beautiful, but...
This is as inventive as they come, but if I'm the common consumer, I may not take the time to actually read this unless I know it's for something I might be interested in. But I'm lazy, so what do I know?
i just don't know how evan planned this one out. it has really really nice overprints throughout.
also, btw, 'bound stems' is (are?) excellent. halfway between polvo and pinback, or something.
and, while we're at it, i just got a copy of the new d.i.w. magazine, featuring an article written by evan... oh, wait, i guess i'll start a thread for this instead.
This stands out because of the approach.
Small trends seem to happen here over a short period of time, and then die out. Flavour of the month if you will.
This is comparable to nothing i've seen here in a while, it breaks the mould of this period on gigposters. Thats why it stands out amongst the rest right now, Cool.