Ok, last nights show was off the chart!!! I'm posting a thread of highlights including a show review, photos and the infamous BIG book of the Melvins for thier 20th year anniversary! Look the "Melvins turn 20" thread shortly.
I'm taking off in a few minutes to get set up at the merch booth! I'm bringing my digital camera, so I'll have a review of the show, a preview of the book and broken ear drums! :lol: What?...can't hear you.
Whoever goes, give us a review of the show and I'd like to know more about this 20th anniversary book that the Melvins are supposed to have ready. I need ALL details yo.
I dig the baby buzzo BTW, looking forward to getting this poster.
Cool man, I gotcha. We're good. ...but "An elder"? :lol:
I mean I do take geritol and all but geez I'm only 95 years old. :o
I hear you about Buzzo, he's the king! The Melvins have always rocked and I'm psyched to see them again for the first time in years.
Anyone in Seattle going to the show? Come by the merch table and say hey as I'll be selling the poster there!
nah hampton... not at all really
i started making posters so that i could eventually do a poster for 2 bands. MELVINS and FLAMING LIPS. I respect you as an elder in the field of poster art, but your stuff isnt really my style... but im sure that you wouldnt be into my stuff either. i just have a selective taste, as most people do. chances are if i got this gig though, id freak out and just not be able to think of anything and be super intimidated. i met buzzo one time and it was like meeting a god... id worshipped this guy and his band for a decade, and i met him and did an interview and totally made an ass of myself. no hard feelings my man. im doing a fantomas poster soon and thats almost as good as a melvins poster. booyah?
One simple rule about the objective form that is art: You can't please everyone and everyone has an opinion. What some people will love others will hate, so it goes. I design to please myself #1 and if people dig it that's always a bonus. I've had a pretty good 10 year run of pleased fans, I couldn't ask for more than that.
this just isnt workin for me. I wouldve done anything to get this poster gig. i wish i could be psyched about this but in my opinion, theres just nothin going on here. is that supposed to be buzzo? hmmm :|
I have to disagree with the statement about type. I went through all of Mr. Hampton's posters and he is pretty spot on. A poster is not an illustration (they can include illustrations). Gig-posters are an announcement for a show. The hair can be more interesting than the face because that is what a concert poster is about. No one is 100% dead on everytime but this guy is more than not. I love these posters. Bravo!
It bums me out that I can pick out a Hampton poster for all the wrong reasons. You can draw like a mutherfucker. Like a muther fucker, Amazing llustrations. Most definitely some of the best I've ever seen.
But your type...ah man..sometimes you hit it and your illustration totally carries it...no problem there. But sometimes it doesn't. And this is one of them times.
If I can be so humble and relay to you one simple rule I completely understand as far as designing with type goes., which more than applies since your drawing is so strong.
The rule is this.
Never let your hair be more interesting than your face.
I would love to one day collaborate with you,but I doubt it will ever happen. I think we could both make each other look smart.