Just figured out why i like this so much..It's a small point in the scheme of things..but if the text colours were reversed, the net effect would presumably be dead..and yet it is the use of white for the main attraction that stands out..something i wouldn't have imagined in competition with black.. an obvious mistake?..I suspect that reversed, white would dominate the overall effect..given the same background. I tried imagining other colours in my mind's eye but to no satisfaction. Long live the outlaws!
"i reckon" i like that. thanks for giving it some thought Blue.
My attempt was to use the devil girl as a symbol of the american southern gothic lore/history of backwoods bible-thumpin' unscrupulous traveling tent revivals, in both style (folk-artish) and symbol (hell; fire and brimstone; temptation) lends itself to 'the rev's' vibe as well as Hank 3 and his longstanding southern/country 'outlaw' heritage.
This is a striking piece..cluttered text against the empty background works well..would the silouette of the Devil Girl have been used if the Reverend was not headlining?..Everyone can relate to that Rev./Devil connection but for another band, perhaps opinion would be divided as to the use of the Devil Girl image. Do you think that the connection matters? I reckon I do.
nolen, yes thanks - CA was such a prize - and two years in a row. Well, it's so validating. i'm really proud, as a dopey design student at a dopey design school - but being in a talented market - CA was a big goal for me.
my lettering skills are unpracticed. i'm not very good at drawing, i have good eye but no patience and little coordination. i spent 4 years sharing an office with a world class illustrator, and whereas he encouraged me to pick up the zerox, etc...his master skills made me forget picking up a pencil. so to answer your question, the computer is a WONDERFUL composition tool, and thats how i use it. it draws better straight lines then i ever could with a rapidograph. i get as closed to finished as possible then scann and place.
so after reading your comment on the other devil girl silhouette poster you did, I came back to check this one out...and if I had looked closer the first time (like I just did)...I would've noticed this type was done on computer (the E gave it away, the little bit of junk hanging off of the bottom horizontal).
Just curious...why do it on the computer so it looks to be done by hand when you could probably do it by hand just as fast? Also, wasn't this poster in Communication Arts? and the BB King one?