to be honest, i did associate this style with your organization, simply because of the lucero connection. i honestly haven't ever examined your work beyond that. i have to admit, the style was dramatic and attractive and influential (note how even amy jo adopted a variation of the style. it was a dramatic style change for her). however, beyond that, i don't think it was YOUR style in the first place. there's too many other older names that have done variations of that look for too long - margo chase and david carson among them. so, no, i don't "blame" you guys (if that's what you're driving at.) i think it was a style that "fit" the band at that moment in time. but, a style that strong will likely get linked with a band long after they change direction. that's the way this stuff works. it needs to be kept in mind as we work.
that's an interesting question that i can only guess at an answer. my interest is not in the specifics of this case, but the fate of that particluar style over a brief period of time in general. it's amazing how fast it spread, then how fast it is fading.
i, for one, can definitly say the Lucero boys wanted to move away from the look michael and i gave them during the Nocturnal SP period. they really went through some strong changes as a band, and their graphic look was one of many things they wanted to change(and still do).
art, was everything we did as Nocturnal part of a fashion trend? or passe?
i gotta make a small correction to what i wrote about this style. i went back and looked at lucero posters and this style was even dropped by them. but the earlier lucero posters tended to have this look and it was done so powerfully that i always associated the look with them. i guess that points out how important it is to have a graphic style for a band. it locks them in to a graphic look. the problem comes when the look gets passed by in the fashion parade.
it's interesting how this style (most of the lucero stuff is the epitome of this style) has plowed through this sight and is now all ready looking really old fashioned. it sorta shows how a style becomes a trend becomes a fashion becomes a fad then becomes passe. it happens all over the place, but this particular style it happened very very fast.