So... I have never flown around Europe but I am looking into as a possibility for travel from UK to Barcelona and then Barcelona to Portugal. I've always taken trains mostly because I'm lugging around a large heavy bag and at least one large, heavy/portfolio.
So is anyone driving from London/Brighton? Any tips on traveling from Barcelona to Porto?
Hopefully, one day, this will all make sense.
Plane is the only option, from Barcelona to Porto (train is more expensive and and almost 18 hours travel), this little corner of the world is not well connected. Cheap flights with ryanair are available, but with heavy luggage TAP will be a better option.
Anyone has get permission for designing art for acts playing the festival???
I'm going to do a colour-variant of the poster I did for THE SEA AND CAKE for their german tour earlier this year (GigPosters.com - Sea And Cake, The) which sold pretty well and is almost sold out. So I suggested the idea to the band to make a variant of it for the both Primavera-dates and they agreed.
I really don't know how it works the process for commissioning a poster (contact the band, the manager, the festival...) but may be the responsible for the flatstock could try to contact the organization of the festival for doing posters of the stages if the band's options are closed. Specific posters is the key for the success of the flatstock.
The main stages have great names for the crowd
The Picthfork for hipsters
The ATP for the freaks
The Vice for the moderns
The Ray-ban for the sex addicts...
all the targets are covered. 600 posters for 40.000 people it must work
Posters for the Primavera concerts cannot be made or sold by artists without the bands' permissions. The festival organizers do not have the right to grant this permission independently of the bands. The artists' best option will always be to seek the bands' approval directly, like Bernie has done with The Sea & Cake.
API has tried in the past and will undoubtedly try again, to set up an arrangement with the festival organizers. Everyone has good intentions, but the organizers and the bands have many other things to worry about than our posters...it just never comes together, waiting for it is a waste of time, and artists shouldn't look to that as a likely shortcut around the direct approach.
Last edited by crosshair; 04-23-2013 at 08:11 AM.