those festival posters would be a nightmare. lettering, i think, is a strong suit of mine but i'd happily crack out the fontbook to cram all those bastards in.
i'd try to convince the organizer of the Yawp! events that it isn't this or that act in particular that gonna bring the kids out..but no go...every poet reading had his day in the sun!
i know exactly what you're sayin'....i used to do the "sno-jam" posters for a few years and that had around six bands over two nights on one poster. it was hard for me to make a big, eye-catching illustration with so much info involved. besides, my lettering has never been my strong suit(that's why so many of my old flyers rely on printed out fonts like a crutch). hand-drawn looks WAY better but takes FOREVER!