Longtime lurker, first time poster (no pun intended).
I'm involved with a group called Generation Obama/Los Angeles, and we are working on a putting a fundraising show together, for which I'd love for us to have a poster for the event. I've never commissioned a poster before, so were wondering what general rules of thumb might be?
-how far ahead of the show does it need to be commissioned?
-is website best way to contact artist?
-how long do posters usually take between concept to completion?
-how much does it cost to commission something?
-if its for a charity event (Obama), are artists willing to work for free, less costs?
-do I need to set something up with a distributor beforehand to sell extras?
-does one who commissions a poster get a lot of input in design? Do bands? Does venue?
-do you know any LA-based artists who might be interested? We are still locking in venue and talent, but we are aiming high
I'm sure there are a ton of other questions to ask I'm not thinking of, so feel free to chime in with any other thoughts or suggestions. I appreciate the help!
Generation Obama Los Angeles: GO/LA