beautiful and fun to read. its like deciphering a puzzle. the few people who take the time to read it will remember when & where the show is. I think a breeders fan would try to read this poster. If it was a Slipknot poster you would be out of luck.
When I did ad design, I would just cringe at some of the requests made by the customers. Especially the ones who wanted to stuff 10 lbs of type into a 5 lb space. Blech!
We're really lucky to be working with venues & promoters who have come to trust that we won't do anything too rude, so they just let us do whatever. No complaints yet... Operative word being "yet"! :lol:
Almost all my poster clients are not paying, but I meet the bands and sale the posters. I still think it is critical to fit what the bands image is and the Venues request is...after that, that is where the creative freedom and the challenge of design is. It makes it more fun to me to have those challenges than having the attitude that anything I do everyone should be happy with since they are not paying. Saying that, everything I have made in the poster world I am lucky enough to say, the bands and the venues have really liked. I have had your experience in the Ad world though, and I just take the pay and run (and, leave the piece out of my portfolio :)
>>>My take is still if those that request the work like the product then it is succesful
That's been my theory all along, too, plastk. We have a couple of posters that I don't personally care for at all, but we were working with a paying customer who really liked them. We prefer having complete creative freedom on posters, but that's usually only when we're not working with a client who's paying. :-p
Not screenprinted. The Mercury was the client and they do fiery print, though we did think about it since it was a limited palette. The client liked it alot though, as did the breeders (Kim Deal). My take is still if those that request the work like the product then it is succesful - though not necessarily appealing to all who would walk by, but I can live with that. The words do end up ALOT bigger in the final version although, 11X17. Thanks PM, colors are something we really get into.
Well, plastk, that idea might work, but if I walked past this poster or the breeders poster on the street, I probably wouldn't get close enough to read it.
It's a nice poster, tho. Is it screenprinted? I like the colors... :-)