I didn't think it would be that much of a big deal. I've been asked to do posters for certain venues, and other versions pop up on the site. I guess I haven't read the rules, but most of my posters don't get any attention anyways. Ha!
ive done a poster before where i got asked by the band...then the promoter AND the venue also had their own posters...all this junk with selling em, big pain in the ass...
so doesthat mean there can be 3 legitamate posters?
what a mess.
i think that is an interesting question you bring up dusty. in the realm of "legitimate". i agree and don't see much of a difference between a commissioned poster that never goes up and a non-commissioned poster that acutally gets used as promo. in fact, the latter is probably MORE legit as far as production for use is concerned.
but, as far as putting this up in the gig poster archives and based on the requirements set by clay/this site, it's not legit. which is too bad, because it's a nice poster and (ostensibly) was used for show promotion.
Venues are often lazy. I know Ive personally had to hang prints myself, and sometimes WITH THE BANDS even.
This is weeks after the promoter was given a disk with the digital version of the prints as well as a stack of the printed pieces.
It can be frustrating to design and print posters FOR FREE, and see them sit on the promotors office floor.
At least these are allegdly getting used. Keep making cool posters like this one and people will take notice.
yes, for the designer it is legit at that point.
If they don't get hung etc...talk to the promoter, make it happen...it is no excuse to circumvent all others involved in making the show happen - it is just unprofessional.
If the promoter sucks start going straight to bands...like I said, I am sure there are many smaller bands that would love the help with promotion.
jason im not arguing with you, i agree 100%... i guess im just bringing up a question of what is really considered "legitimate". I know its always considered black and white but its very common practice to ask X venue, hey can we do a poster. x venue says sure, because, really, why the hell not, x venue never hangs the poster and never gives any to the band, poster never sees the light of day, poster is now simply a portfolio piece, and a piece to make some money off of, not even a promotional piece. Just because whatever employee at the venue says yea do whatever, that makes it more legit then a poster that is actually hung and is promoting the show? This is common practice across the board for sure, because its the easiest route to get a poster gig, we do it, you do it, everybody does it...
we are a we... ugh. hickup. bas is bored. sorry. still like the design. if you wanna show stuff... put them on your website, post a link in the forums. i net loads of us will go and watch. I promise. I will.
i am completely ok with her doing these really...and i think its rad she hung up up places...its just that i got the ok from the band, to do em and sell em.
el corazon and the promoter suck at answering emails or caring about such "superflurious" things as art or posters.
fuck, all they do is shitty numetal emocore bullshit....i dont even know why liars are playing there.
or goto bands who are smaller who will let you do them for them and make a legit poster...it is not that hard and there is no reason to not be doing a poster legitamately...just make an art print if you want to practice...I do not understand what is so difficult to understand.
I dunnoh, I can not assume based on the later - I am only talking about what this person has stated. Is there any proof they actually hung them? who knows.
the poster is not that bad...make your own posters for smaller bands, but there is not need to circumnavigate the parties involved and just do whatever you feel like...it is a bit naive.
im not saying which is OK. i just dont like the thinking that just because you asked to do a poster and some venue said "ya sure" doesnt mean its not a piece that basically only serves your portfolio. If you ask a venue to do a poster and they say yes because what do they really have to lose getting a free poster, and they get them and never hang them, than how is that any more valid than a person who asked the venue, never heard a response but actually used that poster to promote the show.... hmmmmm.....
aw jeeze...oh no...
ok. i'll go first. the posters on this site are meant to be submitted as 'real" gigposters, not portfolio pieces or other things not used for actual shows, by actual bands, promoters or venues.