Indi looking big tan blur sucks too! I for one am over the post modern regurgitation of art. The status quo always attacks the new comer. Kudos for shaking things up Mr. Mestizo. FYI- http://www.myspace.com/kajunss
I am surprised that considering how much media coverage Louisiana has had lately that there are still so many ignorant of its culture. The white boots are shrimper’s boots not Nazis boots. The band is the Kajun SS so the graphics are a mix of both. Duh Also there are no lobsters in Cajun land, therefore no lobster men silly. They are Crawfish SS men. Get it? Kajun SS? And oh my god, what a faux pa, 3 fonts, what will come next. . .4 fonts. . .what is the world coming too? I am so offended too. I love people who have silly rules and then get upset when broken. To “refine it” would be to water it down and make it as lame as most of the posters on this site. Go make some more Big Daddy Roth/Coop/Kozik rip off’s and pretend to be hip. Stick to critiquing the boring friendly posters of boring friendly bands and leave what you know nothing about to the cool people.
I have never suggested that these bad posters should not be posted.
I sincerely like them better than
the "average" ones.
Just like bad clothing fashion,
it makes for comedy,
which I prefer to drama.
i know you are john.. and i'm not even that against the worst of the week, i think it would be funny if done "politely"(? haha).. just the idea that something shouldn't be allowed to be posted because it doesn't fit someones criteria for a gigposter.. that is what is frustrating. criticism is good. criticism with a bit of humour is even better.. but ignorance is another thing.
these kind of comments/threads are a good reminder of how people can be so full of themselves.. they're posters ferfuxsakes.. obviously some will be good, and some will be bad as with anything else in art. is it that hard to "get"?
......plus i've allways wanted to take a seriously wrong poster with an off the wall idea and turn it into a more refined piece. where else are you going to find this much inspiration!??!?
.. nazi crawdaddies is definetly a contender
.....i'm only 1% of the GP, not 10. if i got a faster computer and some crystal meth i might be able to increase my output.
agreed with the GP as "historical archive" over " best of showcase". it's one of the reason's i dig this forum. the good, the bad and the fugly...... it's all entertaining. look at the early work of myself, tara, ewing, micheal micheal motorcycle and many others....... WE SUCKED!!!!!....... now atleast 3 of us are partially decent.
taste is subjective. I think this sucks, but who cares. Somebody is always making shock art, and the swastika will always be shocking. Think about all those flyers for the 80's punk scene in San Francisco with all the porn. They are considered classic now, but were just shock art trash at the time.
Look, not everything can be a Jason Munn or a Tuffy (or any of another three dozen amazing artists).
I even like a lot of the old school photocopied flyers for 80s hardcore shows. Right on. Doesn't have to be highbrow.
But this? This kind of thing? Really? Sure, I guess it 'counts', but how long until GP is 90% this crap and 10% Scrojo?
(actually, with Scrojo's insane output, that would never happen. But you know what I mean)
I just don't understand why some 'posters' get posted. I mean, you look at a lot of the work on here and it's finely-crafted artwork. It's love's labor: Illustration just so, type set perfectly, separations / film / pulls... A great poster is a lot of work.
This kind of crap is insulting, boring, and devoid of any craft or care. Why is it even added? What was "Caustic Mestizo" trying to say? What's the point?
I suspect this kind of thing (and there are TONS of this quality flyers on GP) is really just visual trolling. "Look, I took a dump on a perfectly good piece of paper. Let's see if I can get a rise out of someone."
Not to pick on this particular thing. There's plenty more where this turd came from. Am I alone here?