Unflown... I will keep it up. Remember this is a 2-color pull of what was designed (and mostly printed) as a 3-color poster... however, I LOVE how focused and compact the elements look grouped so tight within the large paper canvas... like they're huddling together for safety and comfort...
Not being an asshole, just a voice. I dig the style (and definately admire the more 'feminine' quality that is missing in others of this ilk) and REALLY respect you 5rock for your thinking. But overall this isnt an ass-kicker for me. Its got a great approach, but the layout is still so tight, boxed around with the whitespace, that it falters. Dunno, in general theres something not there for me.
Like I said, just a voice. Keep it up nonetheless.
My email works, Kraftie.
I am in a serious financial debate about whether or not I should make reprints of this poster because so many people have wanted it (and so few were screened). I will let you know when I decide what to do. Thanks for the nice words.
This poster represents a major turn in my design and design thinking. My girlfriend at the time was a social worker working with abused women. She liked my posters but told me one day when I asked if she wanted my latest poster, "I would put these in my office at work but the imagery is very masculine and violent and it's inappropriate for the environment." It was a similar revelation that inspired me to stop drawing naked women and guns or the all purpose combo of naked women and guns when I was 20... it has no relationship to me or my life, and only serves to cut easily and quickly to powerfull emotions. My real life has plenty of powerfull emotions I can draw on without resorting my old standbys... this poster was the direct result of taping into my desire to communicate both to this band's audience and to communicate in a more subtle way... (I still love the naked stuff too though)
I think what I like about this take on the Ben Shahn/early Warhol/David Stone Martin look is that it captures the almost "feminine" quality that you don't see in Fotheringham's work. This is really nice and subtle without resorting to the usual beatnik/50s/hipster iconography that invariable follows this style (which I love dearly, make no mistake). Lovely.l