I did this exact same thing for a table tent at a restaurant to sell spicy chicken wings.
the funny thing is that I thought about using the same image for a poster, but then I did the one with the chicken wearing the bling bling instead.
I tried to take a rock out of Yellowstone Park but my dad hit me and said "what if everyone took a fucking rock, there wouldn't be rocks around for people to come here for"
You guys should mount a PSA campaign. Take only photos, leave only compliments..don't disrupt the urban poster landscape.
I think the Triple Rock is pretty good about haning up the posters around town. I saw our Hyrdahead poster up at Extreme Noise, and see your stuff all the time at Cheapo here in Saint Paul.
I just finished the design for the Cursive/Blood Brothers show at the Triple Rock. I'll be printing em' and then dropping them off there tomorrow night. Hooray.
The Triple Rock tells me that mine get swiped pretty fast, too. I've seen it too, even the black and white posters. I have heard stories of poster swiping ettiquette, where the 'swiper' would wait until the day after the event to swipe it. I think that's beautiful.
As far as a massive wheatpasting campaign, the power is in our hands.
We're told they are hung up. I'm guessing it's folks such as yourself who feel the need to tear them down that make them less visable. If their only up for an hour not many people see them. Again, as the designer it's hard to complaing about people wanting your posters...but it'd be nice if people left em' up for awhile.
Wheat pasting would be fun. I'd rather do it for a different cause than a rock show though.
Lydia Lunch is the only AA poster I've seen hanging up and I would have torn it down if the "guy who OWNED the store" didn't stop me. I'm curious as to how many of your screened posters make it out of the clubs, there are probably employee lotteries. I hear of older days when hand screened posters were wheat pasted by the dozens outside of clubs..I'd love to see something like that.
Our posters are made first and foremost to promote the show. We like to give a decent amount of lead time so that the posters are used for their intended use. And again, we're told that the posters don't last long once they are posted. I guess we should take that as a compliment.
I see a lot of posters out there that AREN'T on this site, and I have no idea who did them.
I know Amy Jo gets her stuff everywhere. Her poster for Song of Zarathustra I snagged from a Cheapo in Fridley! What the hell was she putting up posters in FRIDLEY for?! (of course, i was doing the same thing)
I know what you're saying, but I think the poster folk that i know do a good job of distributing and getting the work done with enough time to realistically promote. I've never met you, and don't know your crowd, but I do know you used to have with Ewing, so you're not to be trusted. :wink:
I never leave home without my portfolio, and in it I have copies of posters for whatever shows are upcoming, and i leave a trail.
I think Squad19 will be doing some guerrilla style tactics in the future. That Nate is a mischevious one.
You're the real deal Dave, but you know what I'm talking about right? There are lots of posters on here that are behind glass display cases at best. I don't think it's bad to do "art prints", in the current funk attitude of music..it's just about the only way to make some money. I was just pointing out what I noticed, not making judgment calls. Pollstar.com and the like make it so that I never find out about a show from a poster anyway :)
That wasn't me.
I've never made a bunch of money.
I've seen AA posters in record store windows. I've seen my stuff in record store windows, and I didn't even ask to put it up there. I general flood the bulletin boards of coffee shops, bars, record stores, and practice spaces for bands.
I've even know of a designer in Minneapolis who designed and printed a poster the morning before a show and sold it at the show that night with the band's permission. He made a bunch of money from that.
In Minneapolis, there are almost NO color posters hanging up around town, not even in record store windows. First Avenue posters are run off on 11X17 photocopy machines, many of the first ave color posters you see on this site never went up. Most of the silk screen jobs you see on designers websites weren't hung, they're art prints. There will be black and white photocopies on the walls and phone polls but color ones at a table for sale inside the club. I have NEVER seen a color poster hanging on an outside surface. It's just the way it is.
maybe the peeps responsible for hanging them have the same time limitations as urselves..what if they do in fact, only get round to hanging just the one inside or outside the venue, lets just say they were slack enough to do this, does that make it a poster or just something nice to look at when u go and see the band? i suppose a "poster" thats had a print run, and is the actual poster for a gig, is still a poster even if it doesnt get hung and is sold as an art print. :-?
I'm really happy when I see one of our posters up around town. It doesn't happen that often and it's a bit frustrating. I don't know if it's because they're too big, or if they're being stolen, or if they're just not circulated enough by the venue. We'd hang them ourselves but we're already doing the actual design + printing for little to no $$$ and they is only so much time in a day.
ok, here's a question - how is a poster different from an art print?
i would argue the difference is function. art is a product, a poster is a service. art is an object of muse, a poster is an object of commerce. art has only yourself as a client, a poster has a collaborator as a client.
i think a poster that is done with none of the above denoted restrictions is an art print. and art print that does not have the lack of restrictions listed above is a poster.
i'm not sure whether this is a poster or not. it might be a piece of art that looks like a poster.
okay i admit that i hadnt read all of the comments, so i wasnt aware of the story..if its indeed true..but i do like it, however the argument about certain posters not being a "proper" poster is a fair one. and i'm guilty of such crimes myself, not all of mine are posted in the street cos i do the infamous "commemerative" stuff; but that doesnt mean that i'm not a poster artist cos some of em ARE posted in the street, not all jobs are the same and not all posters have the same background or intention..some of em are used as art pieces posing as a functional object :!: and yea, of course its cooler if the poster is POSTed, but i wouldnt knock this one cause it wasnt, it doesnt really bug me too much that it got potw, not at all in fact, but maybe thats my ignorance.. at least its well done and mr cummings has shown that he can do a decent job, which is better than something totally shite gettin potw, even if it was POSTed all over the fuckin place!
well, you know.
doesn't it bug you when some bigtime ad agency or design culture guy knocks out a little color gizmo from the office computer and then posts stuff here and gets big praise?
doesn't that sort of make all of your hard work look kinda wasted?
i still think this is an 11x17 color copy printed out in 1 or 2 copies at the big design firm he works for. it's a portfolio piece to show everybody what a hip dude he his.
is that still a gigposter?
even if one single copy is hung in the club, is it still a gigposter?
sometimes, i wonder.
The flaming chicken is good, I like the contrast between gritty chicken & clean flames.
I don't like the repeated type block though - doesnt make any sense and kind of separates the type from the image too much. Cut this in 2 and it could be 2 posters. The mini chicken is an added unnecessary too.
austin's 5 year old or so city ordinance doesn't allow for free-will POSTing, but people still POST stuff wherever they can with permision. (record stores, shops, restaurants) kozik killed it for everyone. :|
This would be a nice one to encounter when walking down the street.
I usually poster the stuff I do for the free jazz shows here - anything to get a couple more warm bodies in the crowd. Even if theyre recently deceased.
I also POSTer as well but usually let the band and venues handle it as DWITT mentioned. I see our stuff all over the place. Even in department store window displays :mrgreen:
This poster makes me smile BTW.
I post my shit all over town.
The Triple Rock does it too.
First Ave does it with the Squad19 posters, too.
Sometimes they get printed in one of the local papers. (The Pulse)
There is no blanket answer for everyone. But in my case, yes, I still POSTer.
the way out club is less than three blocks from my home. yet, i've never seen this poster. i never see ANY posters of interest in st. louis. are these things for real, or are they just done by budding young designers to flesh out their portfolio? are these even for sale? does this thing exist outside of the designer's mind?
does anybody out there reay post POSTers anymore? are these things really still POSTers?
i don't know if there is an answer to that question.