Well no shit. However, I currently have a large stock of white paper begging to be used and a one year old son that enjoys most of my income, so I figure using what I have could take precedence. Just a thought.
Maybe you should spend more time trying to make money instead of fan art. Just a thought.
Wow. What amazing help. This was a creative exercise. I wanted crits on the overall design of things. Instead: asshat-ery. Good stuff. Thanks, guys. Reaffirming my faith in humanity here, for sure.
if you want just a crit on the design and not commentary on the ethics of creating a poster for a show that already passed i would say it looks better as a two color print. keep it more in the line of a xerox'd flier. maybe add some more textures to go with that in mind.
if the band likes your previous work don't commemorate a show that already happened...get them to pay you to do the poster for a future show. tell them you can do a poster on white paper for real cheap.
Thanks, mikeage. I was going for a look that hearkened back to their hey-day in the late 80s and early 90s.
It isn't a poster they asked me to do, and it isn't a poster I offered to do. I'd had the idea in my head since I first heard about the show and just decided to make it. Purely personal project in origins.
Sometimes I like to design and print things for the sheer fun of doing it.
If going for that 80s look maybe try actually pasting up the elements and xeroxing them instead of layering them on the computer. Play with the placement of the type. Remove some of the show pricing info - it's no longer relevant (show is over) and most gig posters don't bother including that sort of info anyway. Like Mikeage said, add more texture especially where your shadow areas become a big solid black field and the image becomes lost (smaller dot pattern maybe). It makes total sense to use materials at hand if your just experimenting with personal (unpaid) work. Have fun.
Thanks for the feedback, 40oz. I'll play around with that and see what I can make happen from it.
I'm okay with the design and the concept. However, your work doesn't seem like an event poster for me. Sorry. Maybe you could add details to it in simpler type faces. I guess, with that, you'll make a really good poster for The Urge.
A colored version is better, but I can tell you now that the second option you offered is a color blind person's confusion. I'm not even sure exactly what color you used are.