i used to. they used to send it to me to get me to advertise. I ended up getting addicted to it and subscribing for a year or two. i still know absolutley nothing about rap but the articles were written in the most interesting way and all the ads used what i call the "Bling Filter". I haven;t read it an about a couple years. i may have to pick up a copy.
"Ahhh...but those 'bad mid 90's rap album covers' are the shit that people are going to lift in like 20 years and think it's amaaaaaaaazing."
Pen and Pixel. In retrospect, I'm alright with that shit now. They left their mark on design history, for better or for worse, and for whatever that's worth.
yes, that is their drummer who died in an accident last year. i dont really dig the band but they are real nice fellas, have played our club quite a few times. not my favorite poster but it works for advertising purposes.
yeah carl, i do see something. I understand that all advertisments don't need to be a fucking high class art or shity art done by a regular on GP.com so all the other's here can kiss their ass and tell them how brilliant on "so many levels" they are. who the fuck cares if it's not the best thing in the world, it's a fucking advertisement for 1 show.
maybe he's the lost 5th member or the roadie who passed on their last tour due to a sever pulled hernia lifting their solid state amps. either way he's in heaven now and the band knows that he would nothave wanted them to give up on their dreams.
i understand where you are coming from dan, i still think that some people are a bit snotty on here about flyers like this. Maybe they are posting it so there is a historical record of it, Gigposters.com is basically a online museum of rock art.
this is a poster for a show, probably not for sale anywhere. just a poster for a show. would you rather there not be a poster for the show.
Artists need to get over themselves and realize that some posters are just used to promote a show and are done by someone in the booking agency because they don't want to deal with some fucking artist on a mission.
* eye-catching design
* can easily read the band names
* seems to work as a gigposter
I suppose it also "represents the band and their fans" and "doesn't showcase the artists ego."
great use of negative space.