It wasn't really even a discussion - tanxxx and fisher said it didn't fit, two or three stragglers mimicked their opinions, and you provided a lengthy paragraph backing yourself up. Seemed like you won.
Also, this poster rules.
no really zach - what you should've done is something rrally generic and played out like a naked woman with giant tits, a grim reaper, and some illegible text - maybe black on black or printed in blood. It would totally compliment their new album art which is one color - lipstick kisses on white with a somputer generated cursive font
Torche hadn't come out with Meanderthal when I did this so who knew. I got lucky more or less but who cares it was just a xerox. I did hear from the band and they liked the image. I should draw more teeth.
astronaut chick? i thought it was a nun... anyway i think it works for torche, cuz because of this poster i would check out the show, and after hearing the band i would summise that torche is bad ass and i should buy their cd and a t shirt.....good work zach for supporting the band.
For the record I am not the law or authority on anything. i just have opinions. And I speak them. That doesn't make me right or my opinions any more valid or important than anybody else's. In fact I think maybe I am too close to the whole heavy music scene and my ideas are restricted because of it. I'm pretty sure when it comes to Death Metal I am right on in my thinking in regards to imagery.... other than that... I just have opinions.
I could care less about whether or not this poster fits this stupid band that tortures their audiences with painful drum solos.
But I do give zach points for saying he'll "go to the nines knowing (blah blah blah)"
Well Max, you telling me that this doesn't fit Torche is a never-ending discussion that gets old quick. You are the authority on all things heavy, therefore (and I love ya but...) what you say is like law. And it forces me to ask you questions like "Have you seen their record covers?" and "Have you read the lyrics?" I mean, their last full length has freaking rainbows and volcanos and flowers on it. Their last mini-LP art is WAY psychedelic and has lovely light colors on a tan background. They're into some spacey shit here mazn. They obviously have a sense of humor because I've seen their merch (see the "not so straight" tshirts). I spent some time researching this band and artistically Torche is all over the freaking map. And I refuse to rehash the same old shit with my work. It's like you don't think I care about this when you make a comment like "For Torche?" when you obviously know that I do care. I do listen to these bands. I do want it to make sense to the public as an advert... Some posters succeed more than others but I'll go to the nines knowing that this is a solid effort with thought behind it that will work to it's purpose = getting asses in the club.
I can take that crit, but I think it fits just fine for many reasons. There's no sense in going into it here. It's just a promo poster for the club and it will probably do it's job advertising the show. The "fits the band" thing is not a game I want to play on the GP. Thanks for the comments guys.