first off, THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT COMMENTS!
but damn! y'all got a lot of shit to say about this. i just happened to stop through here and notice all the recent comments. OUCH! okay.... this poster was created and printed quite a while ago and for some reason gigposters messed up the credit info. i've tried to get them to change it, but obviously, they haven't yet. yes, this was a pretty shotty print job. you really should see the hand-built press, screens, and exposure unit i used to produce it. all in all, i was very pleased with the turn out given the circumstances. since then i have learned a great deal and refined my equipment. the quality of my prints are much better now and they are larger as well.
i will be re-printing this poster again in the near future and it will be a much tighter and larger print than the first run. i sincerely apologize to anyone who purchased one and was displeased with the quality of my learning experience. if you drop me a line and let me know before trashing me publicly, i will more than happily replace your poster with one from the new batch or refund your purchase. please contact me with ANY questions!! thanks again!
ouch. such a cool looking poster.
Mad Pakyderms: Mark McCormick is credited in the classified, and should be listed as designer. he's also only made 1 comment on GP, according to his profile.
was there an attempt to contact the seller BEFORE blasting it on here or no? any response?
what i find most interesting is that in just about 15 months time since the date of the show, that no one who may have bought one of these ever said anything about it.
Personally, I prefer people posting digital photos of the actual printed posters. I'm really glad more and more people are presenting their stuff that way on this site. I'm sure it's a pain in the ass for some folks, but the print job is as much a part of a poster as the design. This is a perfect example. No one would have said "cool poster" if a digital file of that print job was posted.
I doubt that your "poster making career" is ruined because of the comment section. The harm to your career was done by not filling your orders. I bet if you just shut the fuck up about all of this crap and filled orders from now on in a timely manner you'd be fine. You might want to consider a pay on delivery deal for a while.
btw. i of course agree that bitching on a comments section is sorta tacky seeing as my poster making career was ended in just this fashion.
if you are personally unhappy with your purchase - i feel your should handle it with the person you bought it from privately FIRST to allow them to make ammends before you publically discredit them and present an image of this person that is far less than accurate or fair.
if the person never made ammends (which in my case unfornately happened with a few people until rescently, though i tried very hard to) then i think its ok to let people know you got screwed. thats why i dont hate the people that got angry with me. they didnt get or waited way to long for what they payed for.
this however is a little different i guess.
and looking at that picture you posted - i wouldnt be complaining at all. go ahead and send the poster to me. ill give it a loving home.
if someone was unhappy with the print quality of one of my posters and emailed me to tell me, i'd probably work with them to make both parties happy.
if someone was unhappy with the print quality of one of my posters and bitched about it in a public forum, i'd tell them to get fucked.
I feel ya man... It sucks when you expect one thing and get another... I guess I (and maybe others) see it as like... making a scene in a store where you feel you need some customer service to make right on a purchase rather than pulling the manager/owner asside and working it out mano a mano.
Well, my apologies for inciting a possible shitstorm, maybe I used poor judgement in commenting here. But, if it is not a shopping cart, then why is there an actual flashing shopping cart to click and buy? I agree that this thing looks totally badass on screen, and I'm not expecting it to be flawless, (I personally hate digital prints) I print all my stuff myself, so I know where you are coming from but dude, c'mon.
1. I think this poster is deadly cool and agree with all the specific comments already posted. REALLY NICE WORK!
2. The purpose of this site isn't really a shopping cart. So, if the idea is to show what the art looks like, sometimes the digital proof is better to show. I know I've often contemplated doing that just because I may have printed the poster well but I've taken a shitty photo... I usually just post the shitty photo though.
3. When something is hand made, one should expect some imperfections. You want perfect? Buy digital printouts.
No doubt this illo is amazing, and the poster is super cool, that's why I ordered one...but the print job doesn't do it justice. I just got a copy in the mail...How about a shot of the poorly executed print, instead of posting the digital design file? Sorry to be such a d*ck, but dude, learn how to burn a screen.
This is pretty killer. I'd be stoked to have one. Those tusks are really well done. Encorporating both Slayer and Mastodon was really cool. Would have been really hard to get Killswitch involved in there as well. And it has an upside down cross. I am a sucker for that. It takes some balls to go that far. I for one can truely appreciate it.
I really wish my Slayer poster for this show had been approved. It really is the best poster I have ever done. Easily. Probaly not as good as this one though.