it's always hard designing a poster with another person's illustration. i can't really crop or re-work their stuff like i normally do without destroying the integrity of their work. so, i generally have to do some solid "design" work using their image as an element instead. it's a tough transition to make.
there's always been a lot of debate about "design vs. illustration" on this site (a lot of it toungue-in-cheek), but this poster sorta starts to point out the basic and inherant differences between the two. alan did the drawing (the illustration) and i designed with it as an element of the total piece - "illustration" and "design". two different activities.
a lot of poster work combines everything all at once (even printing). but, there are differences to the actual activities. they're subtle and intertwined, but different.
thanks for liking this.