And I think Richie made a far 'better' Melivins poster than this Heads of State poster.
This poster might have a really clever concept... it might have some well thought out type considerations and layout stuff... whatever.... Richies bright obnoxious posters for the Melvins where the type is not following rules is blowing this out of the water.
Never forget about the band if you do a poster... if the Melvins liked this poster and it speaks to the fans than consider it a success... if not then its a failure... even if you sell 100's of them.... (hi Jermie!)
I never said I agreed with everything that Richie says... For example I dont agree that every poster for every band should have text that you can easily read from 100 yards... I have some kickass posters where the type is either fucked up small or illegible (Chantry, Kleinsmith and Seripop)... and I like those posters
If a band like the poster then obviously it is a success to that degree
My issue is with this whole notion that a poster can be called a FAILURE because it doesnt follow some typesetting rules that you learned in some stuffy textbook in art school...
Band likes it? COOL
Poster sells? COOL
Fans of that band like it? COOL
Type doesnt fit certain rules? Who the fuck cares if the above still hold up
"as an advertisment the ladybug is a failure though, right?"
depends Herr Zachary...
during the Porn/Altamont show the good boys at F27 or Decoder Ring had this cool poster with the richie in gadybug drag on it.... during and after the show I saw plenty of people walking up to Richie asking him to sign their poster...
So in that case gadybug worked as advertising because it got a message across (not sure if it was a worthy message)...
AND in that case it also showed that Pevertoe can make a funny and effective Melvins poster.... even if it was done in pastel colors
I just had a fucking 2x4 hit my car window while going 65 mph... I am really pissed off right now after looking at my window with more cracks than pevertoe has ever sniffed and huge dent in my window frame.