"The best design incites discussion"
this poster advertises the show solely to people who still use Quark, not to people on the street. to anyone else, its some squares that wont draw any attention. when was the last time you were walking down a street and someone shouted "HEY LOOK, OMG, LOOK AT THE SQUARES!!!"
honestly, i cant believe youd get an assignment for a show with the guy from pinback and make believe and this is what you decided to put out to the world. one of the bigger dropped balls ive seen on this site in a while.
The fact that all of you yammered on about the thing to begin with is satisfaction enough for me. The best design incites discussion, and its boring when everyone agrees. With a day-job as a corporate designer, sometimes you have to go with what's in your head.