"getting attention" on gp means NOTHING about how successful the poster is.
the fact that people constantly insinuate or flat out say that boogles the mind.
this IS NOT the "real world".
a bunch of people ragging (or praising) a poster on a poster art website has NOTHING to do with how well that poster is promoting the show it is for out in the "real world"
"The fact that people have invested the time to even comment means that you're doing something right. Maybe not a great fit this time, but you're on to something." i would rather receive 1 comment saying they like my poster rather than 40 comments telling me how far off i am. just because theres alot of comments doesnt mean hes on to something. rip off posters get 50 comments.
Everything submitted to this site is subject to critique- sometimes it's praise, sometimes it's busting someone's balls for missing the mark. Either way, I find it's brutal honesty to be constructive.
And what Cleverkarate said- I'd rather have neg comments than no comments at all. So ya'll go find some of my crap with no comments and blast away.
I actually designed another poster first for this show. I used the norm — skulls, a clutching hand. And the venue thought it was too dark. So I made this one. Clutch — gears. It's a silverish gray overprinted with red on a brown stock. The venue liked it much more than the first. Not sure if this would really work for Erasure but I know some Clutch fans like it.
My question was for the artist. I mean come on man. Sorry you're having to deal with the tough crit, but come on. I just can't see how this works for a band with a guitar in it. It's like you had a rejected poster for Erasure and just changed the band name.