Now that's a good X poster! Now let's talk about working with management. When submitting this for approval, managment wanted to put John Doe on the top and the middle - thus making a plus sign rather than the X. (Do you know the name of the band?) After receiving the call telling me to adjust the image as said above I conveniently said, "no problem!" and hung up the phone. Obviously, the design was secondary to the names and he failed to understand the concept. That said, I went along with my original concept which the band loved and the combination of metallics (copper, gold, silver) truely stands out as one of my favorite pieces. The lesson here, and other occasions, when dealing wth the management (and think) they know what the band likes have their head up their ass.
gooch,hey thats cool,i only said what i said because i was obviously getting the same impression from you as you were from me.these forums are great but its so easy to misunderstand what people are getting at,you can express an opinion in writing and it may seem offish or zealous or whatever,even though that isn't the intention,i thought i was typing as logically as i could,sorry if i offended you with anything,i do see ur point always believe it or not and what i say may appear to you as a contradiction or an opposite,not (always) true,in this concept discussion we've been having,i haven't been poo pooing concepts,what i have been doing is bringing to the fore,the possibility that not all conceptual art is good and not all NON conceptual art is bad,I don't think our opinions are that different, we're still sitting on the round table!catch ya later. :-)
It's for the band "X". Kinda clever, kinda obvious. Pretty cool execution, I think. But not my cup o' noodles.
Harry, I'm with you on the idea that a concept isn't always important but shouldn't be excluded. That's the point I was trying to make earlier on the Starlight Mints poster. What I meant by levels--a gut level "whoa!" level and whatever else ("conceptual" "designy" "sexual") you get from it.
I guess I got a bit riled when you said I had to like something on a bunch of levels to enjoy. Which was kind of insulting and not true. It's this exclusionary, line in the sand thinking that drives me crazy and I detected a bit of it in your initial post so I guess I was a bit overzealous. When people attempt to create a rift where there isn't a need for one, it's totally counterproductive.
Sorry, this should be PM'd but hey, I'm a lazy sod.
see vibe,heres a beautiful poster that has no concept,but maybe it does have a concept and i can't see it,i know nothing about the band,only their names,and even if there were a concept its invisible to me so therefore,all i've got to go on is what i see before me.this reminds me of mark arminski for example,many of his posters just have a picture of the band but they're still good aren't they?this is what i've been trying to say,theres room for conceptual AND non conceptual work in my life,k?