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DESIGNER:
The Heads Of State  
VENUE:
Tla
Philadelphia
PA
USA
 
SUBMITTED BY:
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message
2006-10-24 15:46:56
 
BANDS:
Melvins, The
Altamont
Big Business
Porn



Melvins Poster - Tla, Philadelphia - The Heads Of State



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ricaSend rica a message :   hehe funny randomized one.   2008-06-11 05:30:54
PosterChildSend PosterChild a message :   smart, simple, great. Would have made a great poster for a DC show, I feel like they beat me to the punch. Well played, sir.   2007-03-23 15:25:38
Michael NielsenSend Michael Nielsen a message :   whoa - never saw this one!!! fucking love it.   2007-03-02 15:32:41
Ron LibertiSend Ron Liberti a message :   i think it rules   2006-12-13 12:26:58
Robbie FuctSend Robbie Fuct a message :   i really do like the idea you were going for on this one though.
rbf
  2006-12-13 12:25:45
Robbie FuctSend Robbie Fuct a message :   i agree with richie on this one. while it is different then the rest of the series. the information displayed isnt large enough to grab the attention its needed for proper advertising. i dont want to say follow the rules of designing, i just dont feel this would grab as much attention as a poster should.
rbf
  2006-12-13 12:25:12
John ASend John A a message :   I'm going for lunch no pants am I now wearing you suck at haiku   2006-12-01 10:36:18
ImJustRickGSend ImJustRickG a message :   My thoughts, in Haiku
This poster is the Balls, and you haters are Just ridiculous.
  2006-12-01 10:26:37
oahu_surfaSend oahu_surfa a message :   this works cause it's completely original. hard to do these days.   2006-12-01 04:47:35
MrBlonde7Send MrBlonde7 a message :   I like it.
Just sayin'.
  2006-10-30 01:04:58
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   That's hysterical, Brad Klausen...oh great one and champion of the status quo.   2006-10-29 01:16:14
Brad KlausenSend Brad Klausen a message :   no need to defend yourself Dusty. Let people quibble over the bullshit rules of what makes a good poster, let them whine and moan about proper poster etiquette. The fact that it offends anyone who fancies themselves a student of design, proves you are challenging the status quo.   2006-10-28 23:10:56
Sean IngramSend Sean Ingram a message :   this was the first poser my eye was drawn to in the sheets of newly added posters. I too think it's clever and interesting. People usually want to read things they are not visually supposed to, me included.   2006-10-27 22:07:08
tim goughSend tim gough a message :   Clay please credit the Philadelpia PD as the designer   2006-10-25 17:37:25
andydieselSend andydiesel a message :   come to think of it, it woulda been really rad had it only been an 81/2x11 photocopy.   2006-10-25 17:36:05
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   imagine how stunned i was   2006-10-25 17:31:43
tim goughSend tim gough a message :   so the police faxed this to you?   2006-10-25 17:29:12
Evil Alice CorpSend Evil Alice Corp a message :   oouuu.. i like it :)   2006-10-25 14:12:46
john_fuzSend john_fuz a message :   I can't read all of this but I really enjoy this. It's smart.
Not as smart as my Melvins poster but it is pretty smart none the less. Hahaha.
  2006-10-25 14:03:10
standardSend standard a message :   this is great. swell job.   2006-10-25 13:40:29
seireyhoSend seireyho a message :   This is the best poster I have seen in a long time. Its great to see conceptual design   2006-10-25 10:52:24
MagnusSend Magnus a message :   Eyecatching. Whats all the fuzz?   2006-10-25 09:33:47
perkinsSend perkins a message :   Pretty cool. Ballsy to say the least.   2006-10-25 09:05:31
MikeBarnSend MikeBarn a message :   Damn, I forgot about that.   2006-10-25 08:26:23
philaarts.comSend philaarts.com a message :   " If you guys don't wanna talk about design with me then you should either stop responding to me or stop posting your stuff on a message board."   2006-10-25 08:13:18
MikeBarnSend MikeBarn a message :   I agree with Dusty, if this design was changed it would ruin the poster. Even though the words are small, it's really quick read becuase all you see is the important info. Thats the appeal, even though the type isn't large it's still easy.   2006-10-25 07:50:43
hoveringobjectSend hoveringobject a message :   follows no rules, type too small, doesn't look like a poster, can't read it from a distance, too simple, no skulls, completely unconventional. I FUCKING LOVE THIS!!!   2006-10-25 07:49:39
philaarts.comSend philaarts.com a message :   oh christ dusty.. i thought when you sent me this, you were only kidding...
i predict many design awards for this.
  2006-10-25 07:15:15
dethinkSend dethink a message :   Great concept.
As a functional advertisement, I'm not so sure, as others have bickered about at length.
Still, my steadfast adherence to the principles of design would have never let such a great idea even enter my mind, so...
  2006-10-25 06:45:42
HrabovskySend Hrabovsky a message :   This is so damned good. Great idea!   2006-10-25 06:42:32
lureSend lure a message :   great work HOS   2006-10-25 06:18:45
evanmarnochSend evanmarnoch a message :   "I feel like a boatload of donkey ass. Otherwise, fine. You?"
Damn.. I'm doin decent.. I guess..
  2006-10-24 23:08:40
thenewyearSend thenewyear a message :   "CIA realizes it's been using black highlighters all these years...."   2006-10-24 22:49:44
ferg2001Send ferg2001 a message :   -----------------this------------ --------------------------------- poster-----------------fucking--- --------------------------------- rules---------------------------- --------------good----------job-- dusty!---------------------------   2006-10-24 22:14:26
El Negro Magnifico!Send El Negro Magnifico! a message :   I feel like a boatload of donkey ass. Otherwise, fine. You?   2006-10-24 22:07:21
evanmarnochSend evanmarnoch a message :   hi allan, how are you doing tonite?   2006-10-24 22:05:17
dustin wallaceSend dustin wallace a message :   rene doesn't go down on an uncoiffed gash   2006-10-24 22:04:10
El Negro Magnifico!Send El Negro Magnifico! a message :   Seems a stray eyelash would put Rene off. Just sayin'.   2006-10-24 22:02:49
stinkbaitSend stinkbait a message :   you guys seen "Neither Here Nor There" The Melvins Book? The art is all over the map. Those guys appreciate a wide range of styles. A ton of their album art doesn't allude to the sounds that are actually on their recordings. The swan on the cover of Stoner Witch wouldn't let an uneducated listener know how heavy Revolve is.
Their reputation precedes them therefore you can get away with this kind of poster for them . It has everything and nothing to do with the Melvins. I think it's pretty clever and a little boring. But it works. At 20 x 26 I bet it works just fine.
I really got under dutchies skin talking about design rules...
  2006-10-24 22:01:33
myassociatecornelius.comSend myassociatecornelius.com a message :   heads,
great concept...great poster. it's good to see new ideas...
and also, this richie dude is hilarious. everybody get him to keep talking...i hope he comes after me next...
"hey everybody, i'm richie, i got a problem with your poster..."
amazing.
  2006-10-24 21:34:00
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   if the text was bumped up etc it wouldnt be as successful a design. six of one half dozen of the other.   2006-10-24 21:30:11
needlesSend needles a message :   hopefully   2006-10-24 21:09:53
poguemahoneSend poguemahone a message :   if an intelligent and inside poster was not posted on GP would it still be intelligent?   2006-10-24 21:09:07
slaterSend slater a message :   I actually missed this scrolling thru the new posters but seeing it now I think the concept is brilliant. nice job.   2006-10-24 21:02:37
scrojoSend scrojo a message :   i think 138 comments is more of a testament to richie.   2006-10-24 20:56:22
surrenderSend surrender a message :   137 comments in 2 hours? id say the poster did its job.   2006-10-24 20:52:09
fantasygoatSend fantasygoat a message :   I love this poster concept, but I agree with Richie - getting rid of half the lines and bumping the text up would have been more "effective".
Still fucking awesome concept!
  2006-10-24 20:49:09
danstilesSend danstiles a message :   This would be perfect for The Hold Steady   2006-10-24 20:48:55
El Negro Magnifico!Send El Negro Magnifico! a message :   "now look what you've done. you've scared off allen." Nah, I'm just annoyed. Personally, I might look at this thinking it's something else. Finding out it's for a Melvins show would be a pleasant surprise.   2006-10-24 20:48:07
HYNESSend HYNES a message :   If you do remove melvins from the equation , i think it becomes a good, arresting poster.
It's of the times, the average person (potential ticketbuyer) would be stopped quicker by this as opposed to a poster advertising a melvins gig, by virtue of the cultural climate and being slightly more attuned to official looking documents that advertise "NATIONAL THREAT ADVISORY.
In that respect it works - the headline doesnt need to be the band name anymore so the image itself carries the neccesary message. Its a good poster, just not for the melvins in terms of what i think fans would pick up on as 'their' melvins.
  2006-10-24 20:45:46
evanmarnochSend evanmarnoch a message :   this is a GREAT rock poster.   2006-10-24 20:45:40
scrojoSend scrojo a message :   now look what you've done. you've scared off allen.   2006-10-24 20:36:53
David GeeSend David Gee a message :   "Remove Melvins from the equation. We've been trained to look for this stuff. Others have not."
Good point. But does it not then follow that no-one, inlcuding the rube on the street and the Melvins fan, gives a shit about this poster?
  2006-10-24 20:36:26
El Negro Magnifico!Send El Negro Magnifico! a message :   I'm having less fun hanging out here as the days go by, which is fine, because the condition of my apartment needs attention. Got some papers n' other crap to pick up off the floor.   2006-10-24 20:35:35
John ASend John A a message :   I would agree with that... but this appeals to and/or would be read by not just like poster artists/collectors but all folks who are attuned to the (for lack of a better word) subculture.   2006-10-24 20:34:51
MURPHYSend MURPHY a message :   I agree with Noodlez   2006-10-24 20:33:06
dustin wallaceSend dustin wallace a message :   what is the average iq of a poster?   2006-10-24 20:31:35
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Remove Melvins from the equation.
We've been trained to look for this stuff. Others have not.
  2006-10-24 20:31:06
needlesSend needles a message :   yeah, posters are stupid   2006-10-24 20:29:34
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Unlikely...unless this was posted in a Melvins fans mothers basement.   2006-10-24 20:29:34
dustin wallaceSend dustin wallace a message :   if the melvins need a poster to persuade someone to go their show, then that person is already an idiot and doesn't deserve to "get" whatever lame/cool concept is behind the poster.   2006-10-24 20:29:07
John ASend John A a message :   I'd say Melvins fan in general would pick up on this before commercial radio listener would.   2006-10-24 20:26:10
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Is my point that most of us are highly attuned to look for this stuff and that most people are not so attuned completely insane?   2006-10-24 20:23:50
braksandwichSend braksandwich a message :   is that the real DoHS logo?   2006-10-24 20:22:07
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   yea, i believe the venue got 20 or so. they where up.   2006-10-24 20:20:37
John ASend John A a message :   I'd stop and check it out too and chuckle kind of like I did when I saw it up here.
it works for me
  2006-10-24 20:20:34
needlesSend needles a message :   i would stop to check this out on the street, even at 8 1/2 x 11, but i'll stop and scrape up gum off the street too. i'm very street "aware." if it's on the street, i'm interested in it. were any actually put up out on the street?   2006-10-24 20:16:24
braksandwichSend braksandwich a message :   if I saw this hanging on a wall large enough, I would walk close enough to it to see what it was about. and while this is probably my least favorite HOS poster visually, it shows to me that they can bust out of the style they normally work in and I think that's great. and conceptually its really fun. outside of the aesthetics of it, if we're going to argue over who makes the best advertisements, honestly why do we bother with illustrations or design at all? the word MELVINS in 200pt on an 11x17 hot pink flyer would suffice to let people know they are going to play a show.   2006-10-24 20:12:09
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   detroit is a jungle   2006-10-24 20:10:51
needlesSend needles a message :   tigers belong in the jungle. cardinals belong in the park.   2006-10-24 20:09:42
getoutoftheleftlaneSend getoutoftheleftlane a message :   The Cards are beating the Tigers 2-0 and I just ate a whole bowl of homemade guacamole. Now I'm going to go take a dump.
  2006-10-24 20:07:42
David GeeSend David Gee a message :   If this were the ONLY means of promotion for this show then I'd say it's a failure. But with most gigposters (with the exception of the small town all-ages Ukranian hall basement hardcore shows) bands like the Melvins et al probably have some other means of promotional support at their disposal. The show is in Philly and I'm guessing there are people on campus radio stations, in free weeklies, on the INTERNET all talking about how psyched they are for this show. This poster's fine!   2006-10-24 20:06:31
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Really? Are you anyone?
Cause I'd totally ignore any discussion you'd start about design.
I thought I knew way more about design at 23 than I think I do now.
Think about it.
  2006-10-24 20:06:13
evanmarnochSend evanmarnoch a message :   what does it matter who i am? its funny because you ignore every attempt at a discussion of design that anyone tries to initiate..   2006-10-24 20:04:12
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   You've got it backwards. You pointing out that I said that is the funniest thing in this thread.
Who are you?
  2006-10-24 20:01:52
evanmarnochSend evanmarnoch a message :   "If you guys don't wanna talk about design with me then you should either stop responding to me or stop posting your stuff on a message board."
this is the funniest comment in this thread..
  2006-10-24 20:00:29
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   the police leaked it with the pertinent information blacked out. we got ahold of it and printed it   2006-10-24 19:55:41
needlessSend needless a message :   i thought they only did this sort of thing once it was released to the public?   2006-10-24 19:49:00
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   the idea was that it was something faxed to a police department or something like that.   2006-10-24 19:46:39
frostbiteSend frostbite a message :   yeah, if it was originally an internal memo, that would make sense.   2006-10-24 19:41:49
Keith G. HerzikSend Keith G. Herzik a message :   uhh I like it   2006-10-24 19:39:48
lil_tuffySend lil_tuffy a message :   "needless 2006-10-24 19:35:40 it's cool because no one's done it yet...i don't think. " well, similar... I didn't black anything out. http://www.gigposters.com/posters.php?poster=26216   2006-10-24 19:39:15
frostbiteSend frostbite a message :   homeland security that is   2006-10-24 19:36:29
getoutoftheleftlaneSend getoutoftheleftlane a message :   Who said this was issued to the general public?   2006-10-24 19:36:12
needlessSend needless a message :   it's cool because no one's done it yet...i don't think. in the words of Groucho Marx, "I wish I'd thought of that, and some day I probably will."   2006-10-24 19:35:40
frostbiteSend frostbite a message :   why would the department of home security issue a threat warning to the general public with most of the text blackened out? that would be really dumb   2006-10-24 19:33:24
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   having this at like 20x30 would have been awesome.   2006-10-24 19:30:52
needlessSend needless a message :   after further review, i think it works just as it is. i probably would have added a bunch of un-nessessary crap that in the long run wouldn't have made it any better.   2006-10-24 19:28:37
getoutoftheleftlaneSend getoutoftheleftlane a message :   'I this is great, mazn' doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Insert 'think' in there somewhere.   2006-10-24 19:22:47
piemelSend piemel a message :   i just argue for the sake of arguing... i dont even know where we are right now in all of this...
i hates texas football teams
  2006-10-24 19:22:08
dustin wallaceSend dustin wallace a message :   i think this poster is   2006-10-24 19:20:26
getoutoftheleftlaneSend getoutoftheleftlane a message :   I this is great, mazn.   2006-10-24 19:19:52
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   dude, why do you keep talking about design rules? I AINT PEVETO, no one is talking about design rules. Fuck a design rule.
I hope the band liked this poster. I thought it fit them and the tour pretty well. If the band doesnt like the way we design then they/moss shouldnt have picked us to do one of the shows on the tour. However, i think Moss has picked a wide variety of folks to do these posters cause thats what the band is about. Is this a big posters with a bright skull and shit on it? No. does that mean it's an unsuccessful melvins poster? I dont think so. I'm a fan of the band, have been since i was 13. And i think some other fans of the band have posted positive comments here as well.
  2006-10-24 19:17:43
dustin wallaceSend dustin wallace a message :   it's not?   2006-10-24 19:17:14
piemelSend piemel a message :   This ain't no Modern Dog poster...   2006-10-24 19:16:19
dustin wallaceSend dustin wallace a message :   i would guess that 99% of posters made these days never make it on light poles, in windows, on venue walls or anywhere else they should to properly advertise shows for which they're made.   2006-10-24 19:14:38
Zach HobbsSend Zach Hobbs a message :   piemel 2006-10-24 19:11:27
isnt the whole concept of making a gigposter to do something that the band will like/respect and the fans will like/respect and gets the message (concert!) across to that fanbase?
making gig posters shouldnt have anything to do with design rules or trying to do something different or trying to tell a gay alien story or trying to build your portfolio or finding a way to make more variants and call it fine art. DUMB STATEMENT OF THE YEAR. congrats!
  2006-10-24 19:12:39
imagineSend imagine a message :   i like it   2006-10-24 19:11:56
piemelSend piemel a message :   isnt the whole concept of making a gigposter to do something that the band will like/respect and the fans will like/respect and gets the message (concert!) across to that fanbase?
making gig posters shouldnt have anything to do with design rules or trying to do something different or trying to tell a gay alien story or trying to build your portfolio or finding a way to make more variants and call it fine art.
  2006-10-24 19:11:27
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   i doubt this would get in any design magazine. i actually dont like the poster all that much.   2006-10-24 19:07:51
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   word. i think richies is prolly alot more succesful as well. i wasnt trying to do something that looked like, i doubt i could pull it off. wanted to do something a bit different.   2006-10-24 19:07:05
PediniSend Pedini a message :   great concept Dusty   2006-10-24 19:06:37
piemelSend piemel a message :   perhaps you can submit it to a design mag and they will give it a prize... best melvins poster of 2006!!!   2006-10-24 19:04:30
Dance PartySend Dance Party a message :   design sucks ass. this is rad art. who cares.   2006-10-24 19:03:35
piemelSend piemel a message :   where do i say it doesnt fit the melvins?
i said that IF the band likes it and the fans like it to consider it a success...
and I also said that IF that were the case then I still personally think that Richie's posters blow this out of the water.
  2006-10-24 19:03:10
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   well, you're the first one to say that the poster doesnt fit the melvins. i definitely dont agree with that.   2006-10-24 19:01:56
piemelSend piemel a message :   I tried to get into Richie's camp once and was greeted by lots of scruffy men in vests.   2006-10-24 19:00:28
piemelSend piemel a message :   And I think Richie made a far 'better' Melivins poster than this Heads of State poster.
This poster might have a really clever concept... it might have some well thought out type considerations and layout stuff... whatever.... Richies bright obnoxious posters for the Melvins where the type is not following rules is blowing this out of the water.
Never forget about the band if you do a poster... if the Melvins liked this poster and it speaks to the fans than consider it a success... if not then its a failure... even if you sell 100's of them.... (hi Jermie!)
  2006-10-24 18:59:14
GrzecaSend Grzeca a message :   I thought this might be Dale from the thumbnail. Great poster, Dusty. Funny as hell.   2006-10-24 18:58:18
DeliciousSend Delicious a message :   any poster at 24x36 would be unavoidable   2006-10-24 18:56:55
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   You think I want to be in the same camp as Rene? Fuck that.   2006-10-24 18:56:43
piemelSend piemel a message :   I never said I agreed with everything that Richie says... For example I dont agree that every poster for every band should have text that you can easily read from 100 yards... I have some kickass posters where the type is either fucked up small or illegible (Chantry, Kleinsmith and Seripop)... and I like those posters
If a band like the poster then obviously it is a success to that degree
My issue is with this whole notion that a poster can be called a FAILURE because it doesnt follow some typesetting rules that you learned in some stuffy textbook in art school...
Band likes it? COOL
Poster sells? COOL
Fans of that band like it? COOL
Type doesnt fit certain rules? Who the fuck cares if the above still hold up
  2006-10-24 18:55:04
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Less black lines...bigger type.
At 24 x 36 this thing would have been unavoidable. At it's present size it didn't work.
  2006-10-24 18:54:28
Zach HobbsSend Zach Hobbs a message :   this poster is terrific!   2006-10-24 18:54:14
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   that doesnt make sense rene. at least it doesnt talk to richies argument. in what you are saying, if we sell a ton of these and people like them then it = a succesful poster.   2006-10-24 18:50:57
DeliciousSend Delicious a message :   Richie, you claim to not have a problem with the concept just the execution. Well, if they were to plaster the word Melvins really big across the top or bottom it would ruin the concept completely. So, I would say that you neither like the concept or execution.   2006-10-24 18:50:23
piemelSend piemel a message :   "as an advertisment the ladybug is a failure though, right?"
depends Herr Zachary...
during the Porn/Altamont show the good boys at F27 or Decoder Ring had this cool poster with the richie in gadybug drag on it.... during and after the show I saw plenty of people walking up to Richie asking him to sign their poster...
So in that case gadybug worked as advertising because it got a message across (not sure if it was a worthy message)...
AND in that case it also showed that Pevertoe can make a funny and effective Melvins poster.... even if it was done in pastel colors
  2006-10-24 18:49:15
Zach HobbsSend Zach Hobbs a message :   imagine that.   2006-10-24 18:48:49
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Dusty and I begin to handle this with a modicum of civility and Zach Hobbs wants to push buttons.   2006-10-24 18:44:48
bathroom monkeySend bathroom monkey a message :   7LOTB   2006-10-24 18:44:13
Zach HobbsSend Zach Hobbs a message :   as an advertisment the ladybug is a failure though, right?   2006-10-24 18:41:53
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Dale loves the Ladybug.   2006-10-24 18:40:22
Zach HobbsSend Zach Hobbs a message :   sheesh. i can't wait to see the next poster with a ladybug on it or kozik's face...
cause that REALLY fits the bands!
  2006-10-24 18:39:21
danstilesSend danstiles a message :   Great concept, really cool "graphic design". But, if we're sticking to the "rules of posters" the type isn't big enough. And without "the rules" what do we have? Anarchy. And lord know we don't want that. But really, who are we kidding. How many of the color posters on this site ever see a telephone pole? At best they are proudly displayed in store windows for a few days before they are stolen. In that context, I think as long as they create enough interest to get someone to walk up and read them, then they work. Maybe "the rules" are changing.
As an 11x17 street poster, it don't work so good though.
  2006-10-24 18:38:15
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   If this were the 1920s I would see this as a failed poster (functionally). But it's not. I would see this poster in the record store window, assume that it were a poster for a rockshow, GO READ IT, then tell my friends about the cool Melvins poster in the record store window. I would already be going to the show because I had heard about it a month earlier.   2006-10-24 18:37:49
phoondaddySend phoondaddy a message :   It's white on black paper.   2006-10-24 18:37:09
Dan ApparatusSend Dan Apparatus a message :   If this poster wasn't printed two color black on black you are NOT a designer.   2006-10-24 18:35:24
lil_tuffySend lil_tuffy a message :   Stay the course.   2006-10-24 18:35:02
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   RichieGoodtimes 2006-10-24 18:16:00 Nothing to do with the Melvins.
sorry, read that part out of context.
  2006-10-24 18:32:26
needlesSend needles a message :   needs more text not blocked out like "...Determined to Attack within the U.S." or, "No WMD's or Hamass and Cheese omelettes." i'm spitballing of course. but something.   2006-10-24 18:31:19
Michael ApparatusSend Michael Apparatus a message :   "I HAVE SEEN THIS POSTER IN PERSON."
But...did you have your reading glasses on?
  2006-10-24 18:30:44
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Didn't say it didn't work for the Melvins. Never said that.
Said it doesn't work as a poster.
  2006-10-24 18:30:37
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   thats a valid argument for sure.
I think it works on another level. Making people stop and want to read the type. Had a few friends see it and do that.
Im more interested in why you have no problem with the concept but feel like it doesnt work for the melvins.
  2006-10-24 18:29:50
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   But Micheal, if you're a block and a half away even reading glasses won't help. And if a Melvins fan can't find a poster advertising the show THEY WON'T GO TO THE SHOW.   2006-10-24 18:29:39
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Dear Michael Apparatus.
I HAVE SEEN THIS POSTER IN PERSON.
  2006-10-24 18:29:14
Michael ApparatusSend Michael Apparatus a message :   Jeeezus Richie, how old are you? Do you need reading glasses? Do you realize that the poster is actually larger than this jpg?   2006-10-24 18:28:31
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   It's not big enough. Christ...the only thing this needs is for the fucking band names to be readable from an appropriate distance from the poster.   2006-10-24 18:27:05
lil_tuffySend lil_tuffy a message :   how do you improve the execution of this?
I guess you could have done it like a big blow up a la chantry's old classified ad type of things.
  2006-10-24 18:26:09
steve wSend steve w a message :   4 feet by 8 feet   2006-10-24 18:25:42
scrojoSend scrojo a message :   i'm not convinced this failed as advertising. depends on how it was displayed. if there was just one stapled to a phone pole i'd pass it by thinking it was an actual boring public notice. if thyere were multiple plastered all over the place..... i'd definetely stop to check out all the info.   2006-10-24 18:25:40
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   Really? See, I would have thought that you didn't like the concept. Considerint that there IS a concept.
How SHOULD it have been done then?
  2006-10-24 18:24:41
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   The concept is fine. No problem with the concept.
Poorly executed.
  2006-10-24 18:23:56
thenewyearSend thenewyear a message :   the eagle needs a skull.
maybe two.
  2006-10-24 18:23:50
needlesSend needles a message :   it's actually a very cool concept. not sure it speaks to melvins fans tho. most of them don't read so goodly. needs blood splattered all over it too maybe. it might have been cool to have some other words not blocked out also.   2006-10-24 18:23:02
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   ok. design.
It doesn't function so much as a poster. Dusty agrees with that. And you say it doesn't sell well. Ok.
But I would say that it IS well designed. Even if it fails as an ad.
It's funny (is that the right word?), and if the text were printed separate from the marker lines it would be awesome to try and read the stuff that's marked out.
  2006-10-24 18:21:56
Michael ApparatusSend Michael Apparatus a message :   Richie is a pointless discussion creator. And that's ok.   2006-10-24 18:21:40
phoondaddySend phoondaddy a message :   Fuck talking to Richie, this ain't richiegoodtimes.com.
GFYLOLOMG!!!!!!!!!!!
  2006-10-24 18:20:48
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   ok, what do you wanna talk about here.   2006-10-24 18:20:03
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   If you guys don't wanna talk about design with me then you should either stop responding to me or stop posting your stuff on a message board.   2006-10-24 18:19:35
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   is there a record for fastest poster to 100 comments?   2006-10-24 18:19:31
thenewyearSend thenewyear a message :   dude, i only read posters from like 10 feet away.
duh.
  2006-10-24 18:19:29
Michael ApparatusSend Michael Apparatus a message :   "Nothing to do with the Melvins."
You're right Richard. If it just had a picture of you on it everyone would know it was for the Melvins.
  2006-10-24 18:18:47
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   oh, a "Big B"
i get it.
  2006-10-24 18:18:32
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   No. I think he would have, and he's right. It doesn't function as a poster from across the street. Big freakin deal.   2006-10-24 18:18:30
phoondaddySend phoondaddy a message :   Fatherhood has made Richie very angry.   2006-10-24 18:18:23
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   If I'd seen it in person...as I did this one...I would have.
I saw this and reacted to it as a piece of shit design.
  2006-10-24 18:17:45
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   come on! what was he signing them with!?   2006-10-24 18:17:44
printmafia-connieSend printmafia-connie a message :   The thing that has made the Melvins one of our favorite bands to do posters for is that they are completely wide open. Anything can work, if done well.   2006-10-24 18:17:39
thenewyearSend thenewyear a message :   you wouldnt of said a thing if this was a poster for another band.   2006-10-24 18:16:53
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Purely design comments.   2006-10-24 18:16:33
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Nothing to do with the Melvins.   2006-10-24 18:16:00
thenewyearSend thenewyear a message :   try too hard to hate.
when did the melvins hire you as the queen of poster approval? you should hit them up and see if they need any help staying inside the box.
  2006-10-24 18:15:25
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   The best part about these at the show was the big B, Buzzo was signing them with,   2006-10-24 18:15:08
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   Richie is just concerned for the future of concert posters. I mean... look how illegible the psychedelic posters of the past influenced legibility today. You end up with stuff like THIS.   2006-10-24 18:14:52
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   what do you "call bullshit" about?   2006-10-24 18:14:31
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Try to hard to what? And we're not 'bros.'
I call bullshit.
  2006-10-24 18:14:04
Michael ApparatusSend Michael Apparatus a message :   Nice.   2006-10-24 18:13:32
thenewyearSend thenewyear a message :   great minds think alike.   2006-10-24 18:13:02
thenewyearSend thenewyear a message :   richie, you try too hard.   2006-10-24 18:12:47
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   you're trying to hard bro. are you gonna post the same comments multiple times on the same posters again?   2006-10-24 18:12:46
printmafia-connieSend printmafia-connie a message :   In person...it doesn't work. Hanging up...it "doesn't work. If it was an 8.5 x 11 flyer placed in my hand...it would, but it's not. So as smart as you people want to think this is...as an advertisement for ANY band...it fails.
Required viewing distance. 2 feet to read it. FAILURE as a poster."
Yeah... but it will be super funny when that big boxing glove comes though the wall and smashes someone in the nose.
  2006-10-24 18:11:30
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   It didn't seem to be working too well as merchandise either.   2006-10-24 18:11:04
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Oh...what is it then?   2006-10-24 18:10:13
lil_tuffySend lil_tuffy a message :   Good thing it's not an advertisement.   2006-10-24 18:09:21
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Failure as an advertisement.   2006-10-24 18:08:59
Dusty!Send Dusty! a message :   oh, hey richie, nice to see you here.   2006-10-24 18:08:05
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   In person...it doesn't work. Hanging up...it doesn't work. If it was an 8.5 x 11 flyer placed in my hand...it would, but it's not. So as smart as you people want to think this is...as an advertisement for ANY band...it fails.
Required viewing distance. 2 feet to read it. FAILURE as a poster.
  2006-10-24 18:06:21
MikeBarnSend MikeBarn a message :   One color gem!   2006-10-24 18:05:32
scrojoSend scrojo a message :   very cool concept. tits again.   2006-10-24 18:03:35
RADARSend RADAR a message :   tits   2006-10-24 18:02:18
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   Nice. Although I was hoping this was for ElektricFrankinstyne   2006-10-24 17:54:37
Thomas ScottSend Thomas Scott a message :   Excellent   2006-10-24 17:54:35
thenewyearSend thenewyear a message :   where's the green monsters, snot, skulls, and pigs?
someone's thinkin different!
  2006-10-24 17:53:00
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