that happens alot for me. but its different because im sending booking-people these posters to put up as advertising for my own bands shows in their area, and i know they maybe put up one at the venue and keep the rest for themselves and their friends. im making tour posters for feb/march, but im wondering if sending them out to the clubs is just going to be a waste of my money. i dont have enough money to print free posters for all the bookingagents friends, you know? if only theyd put them up then take them down after the show. ::shrug:: not much i can do
I think most of my posters end up as souveniers rather than a promotional item. I know that some places I do posters for don;t put them up around the city, they want them purely for the documentation of the show and to have a tangible item to remeber the evening by.
...and because it can promote the bands as much as the show...and it can be a reminder to people that they should buy tickets early...and it can be a reminder for those who have their tickets not to miss the show...and it can be a warning to people that they should bring extra money for scalped tickets...and because the band might have wanted a poster...yadda yadda yadda.
i c, thanks for the info leia, me and the goodall gallery arent really gonna work anything out im afraid, they only wanted US posters and me being a limey obviously doesnt count (boo hoo) thanks anyway, cool poster, cool band.
The guys from the Richard Goodall Gallery (Richard and Jody)asked me to do this one, and they wanted me to use a photo with them in it specifically for the image. I'm not sure of their exact connection to the Rock City venue though...
leia, how did you come to do this one, i phoned nottingham rock city and they told me they do the posters themselves, they werent interested at all.. was i being lied to or should i send them a presentation pack of all my best work, with indepth interviews with the artist and a fold out day to day planner with time zones and moon phases?
The Darkness rule (for a pack of limeys) one of the best records i've heard in years. This poster doesnt really communicate what theyre about but I think it works on some level, ( i can imagine the conversation happening outside a sold out show "...so you didnt bother buying advance tickets.." He looks more pissed off than she does though.) Cool poster for a cool band. Whats the story behind this one leia? They ask you specially to do this or something? are you doing a poster for any of their upcoming shows in the states?