I was sitting in my car one day waiting for the light to change when I saw a teenage kid steal one of my posters from the wall. I thought it was hilarious and it made me feel good since he thought my artwork was cool enough to take home for his bedroom (that or he's a fan of the bands listed). The guy who owns Broken City (which is who I do posters for) figures it's okay if people steal them since it's a sign that they are being noticed. I hope these dead cats get stolen - it would mean they are being appreciated instead of just getting covered over in two weeks. We only printed 40 of each cat . . . but I may print another batch on a higher quality paper. Maybe try and sell a few at the show.
I encourage the "jack off" kids to rip down any of my posters. I'll just put some more up. As long as it's not someone doing it to be an asshole, and they have interest in them- then rip 'em down all you want.
This brings up another topic though. Frankly, I am ecstatic that they are shown hung up, and that KJ can attest to their public posting. I have done posters for a few events and hung them around in locations not much different than shown, and it seems almost instantaneous that they disappear. Last spring I watched 178 of 200 prints vanish overnight, which kind of defeats the purpose of the poster. If it's an ad for a show it should advertise to the public, not some jackoff kid with the poster sitting in his bedroom before the gig even goes off.
Anyone have similar or opposing feelings?