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DESIGNER:
Crosshair  
VENUE:
Park West Theatre
Chicago
IL
USA
 
SUBMITTED BY:
crosshairSend crosshair a message
2007-02-22 19:43:56
 
BANDS:
Catfish Haven
North Mississippi Allstars
Funkadesi



Catfish Haven Poster - Park West Theatre, Chicago - Crosshair



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ronvinSend ronvin a message :   You should check out the improvement in Dan's grass.   2011-03-07 20:17:18
perkinsSend perkins a message :   I never get tired of looking at this stuff.   2010-08-17 09:54:15
crosshairSend crosshair a message :   Timecop wrote me a ticket once.   2010-08-15 21:51:03
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Have you ever been arrested for vandalism after you paint the band names on these buildings?   2010-08-15 21:41:48
Zach HobbsSend Zach Hobbs a message :   I would frame and hang one of these.   2007-10-13 16:02:07
slaterSend slater a message :   Oh man this really reminds me of like deep East Texas. How may colors is this one?   2007-03-08 22:03:07
rhombusleechSend rhombusleech a message :   i agree with RisingSon. you'd think after a while you'd say, "ANOTHER building poster?" but I am immediately drawn in every single time.
it's amazing how Dan consistently delivers these strikingly beautiful prints
  2007-03-08 21:54:26
SummerSend Summer a message :   This is beautiful! I'd love to buy one.   2007-02-27 23:11:24
Michael NamecheSend Michael Nameche a message :   I am the client in this case as I commissioned the poster for a benefit concert. These posters were meant to be commemorative and sold to raise more money for the cause (the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless - our logo is in the lower corner about an inch high) not necessarily promotional, the only ones we hung in stores were the flawed rejects that were not part of the signed and numbered edition.
At full size (17" x 23") it is much easier to read everything and I believe the image draws the viewer in. I was very happy with the result and I sought Dan out specifically because I was hoping that he would do one of his building series.
It got a lot of very positive feedback from NMAS & Catfish Haven fans at the venue. Unfortunately, the night of the concert was beset by an ice storm and no one wanted to brave the elements trying to protect a poster as they walked to their cars or hailed a cab so I am left with 100 left to sell out of 235 (Dan has the 35).
I should have had plastic bags but that is 20/20 hindsight talking. You can expect a classified in a moment.
All proceeds go to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. We are the uppity group in Chicago that speaks truth to power and fights to makes sure that homeless people are not trod upon or treated like an inferior species.
  2007-02-27 22:57:55
DecabetSend Decabet a message :   You would think that this style runs the risk of getting tired, but it doesnt.
I could see 300 more of these, theyre so rad.
  2007-02-26 13:56:33
Matt HartSend Matt Hart a message :   excellent. love your work man.   2007-02-26 13:54:28
El Negro Magnifico!Send El Negro Magnifico! a message :   I saw "North Mississippi All Stars" right away, but that's me.   2007-02-25 18:12:33
steve wSend steve w a message :   readable schmeadale. this is amazing. I'm sure they'll sell a ton of these for a good cause.   2007-02-24 15:10:57
bonesSend bones a message :   these colors are so perfet   2007-02-24 13:28:50
johnnySend johnny a message :   I really admire Dan's work, and this is no exception. I feel type treatments like this, though not immediately legible, are dynamic enough to draw you in and want to figure it out. Reminds me of this L.A. artist, Wayne White, who tweaks text on thrift store paintings. http://www2.flickr.com/photos/jrouse/sets/72157594152232696/   2007-02-24 09:16:31
FranciscoSend Francisco a message :   Bentley-Scheck & Hurwitz: Now I see the influence.   2007-02-24 01:50:24
guyburSend guybur a message :   i enjoy crosshair material   2007-02-23 16:12:46
MazzaSend Mazza a message :   Reading is overrated. Nice work, Dan.   2007-02-23 13:39:59
Josh RickunSend Josh Rickun a message :   my band opened for them, and almost everyone left by the time catfish haven was done.   2007-02-23 13:30:16
Michael NielsenSend Michael Nielsen a message :   who did this?   2007-02-23 13:27:32
bmetheSend bmethe a message :   Catfish Haven is pretty good live.   2007-02-23 13:25:48
lureSend lure a message :   we'll see at flatstock, hopefully. you guys will be there, right? i'v always thought that if you can read the headliners and openers names, you're ok. as long as you can read the rest on closer inspection. niether the place nor time sells a show. the band sells the show.   2007-02-23 13:23:45
fantasygoatSend fantasygoat a message :   I recently made the mistake of doing a poster with hard to read type because I was more concerned with the image itself. So essentially it was useless to the band for its intended purpose.
I think it's important to remember that these are advertisements first and artistic works second.
I agree with Seripop about the 4pt type thing but much of it is still quite legible at a distance.
  2007-02-23 13:13:58
seireyhoSend seireyho a message :   This fucken kills.   2007-02-23 12:14:33
Brad KlausenSend Brad Klausen a message :   I gotta take a closer look at your prints next flatstock Dan, your process is awesome
cool poster
  2007-02-23 11:53:45
GrushkinSend Grushkin a message :   even if this prints out the size of his other ones,I suspect it still will be difficult to read all the info at the far end.
to me, that doesn't present as an effective piece within the scope of what Dan's doing graphically.
I own many Seripop posters which frankly are difficult to read (as are many psychedelic posters), but the density is part of their appeal to me.
If however that's also the point with this one (being hard to read), then congrats and props to Dan. But I don't think that was his intention, and therefore (for me) it's not one of his best advertising pieces.
nice photo, good idea, not quite "it", tho, for the reasons stated.
  2007-02-23 09:39:34
seriplopSend seriplop a message :   Hey paul, I would argue that it is a minority of our posters that are indeed hard to read. And I don't think it's your place to speculate what the client wants in either dan's case or our case. BTW I am quite puzzled how it is such a debate when type or lettering is hard to read when the text is treated in an inventive way, but argument never comes when all the info except the name of the headliner is contained within a 4 point line of text at the bottom.   2007-02-23 09:25:39
StevowaffleSend Stevowaffle a message :   I dont think this would read at any size... I have to agree with Grushkin, it doesn't serve the purpose of advertising legible information. If the reader has to interact with the design to read the type thats one thing, but the type literally drops off into nothing...   2007-02-23 09:01:55
crosshairSend crosshair a message :   What I really love, is when someone sort of tilts their head when they read the info, to 'look around the corner!'
  2007-02-23 08:52:40
micahmaxSend micahmax a message :   i think i need one   2007-02-23 07:39:40
lureSend lure a message :   i dunno... i get "north mississippi allstars' right away. if i had any interest in seeing them, getting the rest of the info is probably not any harder to read that the small show info on many posters on GP.   2007-02-23 07:38:04
GrushkinSend Grushkin a message :   now, if Dan had taken the photo from a slightly different angle or perspective, and then did the lettering treatment, it probably would have worked better (for me) (and for the client).
sure, the actual poster, full size, may be better read.
this all goes back to some of the classic debates w. Chantry about the advertising aspects of posters.
  2007-02-23 07:09:55
phoondaddySend phoondaddy a message :   I understand what you're saying, I just figured in person this would be way more legible than on a computer monitor.   2007-02-23 07:05:10
MeelooSend Meeloo a message :   I guess the poster is probably bigger than the jpeg.   2007-02-23 07:04:53
GrushkinSend Grushkin a message :   nope I can't read many of Seripop's posters either (and Chloe would say only the band and their friends can).
But this one bothers me because it's clearly meant to be read (as opposed to being deliberately obscure, as in Seripop). I mean, can you honestly tell me you can read "Park West Theatre" without first looking at the 'poster details_venue' on the gp site?
not very easily, and I think in this case it defeats its purpose.
and I'm a great admirer of Dan's work otherwise, and own a number of his posters.
  2007-02-23 07:03:28
gordo55Send gordo55 a message :   more magic from dan the man...   2007-02-23 07:02:57
phoondaddySend phoondaddy a message :   I can read it better than most Seripop posters. Do Seripops posters function as posters?   2007-02-23 06:47:42
GrushkinSend Grushkin a message :   much as I love dan's work, this one doesn't function as a poster.
I mean, can you really read the info?
  2007-02-23 06:45:41
phoondaddySend phoondaddy a message :   Chew are goot mang!   2007-02-23 06:23:45
DRGSend DRG a message :   Stunning.   2007-02-23 04:30:40
aSmSend aSm a message :   Sweeeeeet   2007-02-23 00:47:31
john seaburySend john seabury a message :   This one's pushing it, but YEAH!   2007-02-23 00:31:09
Ansel MarrowSend Ansel Marrow a message :   damn it, now i have to buy this one.
gorgeous colors...
  2007-02-22 22:11:27
chopeSend chope a message :   beautiful   2007-02-22 21:25:51
B-DROIDSend B-DROID a message :   Lame...meh, who am I kidding Crosshair rules. Amazing as always.   2007-02-22 21:25:50
danieldangerSend danieldanger a message :   FACK.   2007-02-22 21:16:09
ronvinSend ronvin a message :   Another one from half court at the buzzer, nothing but net!   2007-02-22 20:50:00
fauverSend fauver a message :   always awesome!   2007-02-22 20:45:01
RADARSend RADAR a message :   dan is perfect.   2007-02-22 20:28:10
LeiaSend Leia a message :   another beauty   2007-02-22 20:26:47
scrojoSend scrojo a message :   rulin.   2007-02-22 20:05:54
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