i'm sort of amazed at the firestorm my little joke/comment started (that is, ignoring that asshole "richeditor". he doesn't count).
i would like to clarify a few things that may have been lost in my history associated with this stuff:
the point i was making was simply that this poster is a cliche. i doubt anyone can argue the point that thhe concept for this poster is pretty dang pedestrian and fits into every cliche i listed in my earlier comment. that was the point i was making. how many times has this poster been done? isn't it time we maybe moved beyond the tried and true imagery of hippiedom (as it became - as an old tired exhausted culture)?
i never once said this was a shitty or bad poster. i said it was dull. i just explained again why i think it was dull. that is an opinion. that's all. contrarily, i think this is an extremely well done and beautiful poster. the illustration is top notch and it it obviously the work of a major league craftsman and artist.
i also want to point out that i didn't know it was a poster by a friend of mine until after all the backlash started and i examined it further. i never intended to hurt his feelings (although, i really don't know whay my comment should hurt anybody's feelings). in fact, just before i made my comment, i complimented another poster he did. at the time i did not know that both posters were his. stylistically, they were extremely different. i just thought the one i made the snippy remarks about was a cliche. a very very well done version of the cliche, but still a cliche. if it were an extremely well done version of an ed roth monster driving a hot rod, my comments would have been in the same territory (although a little different aiming.)
so, i think everybody should back off the backlash and just accept the fact that i think this (extremely well done and beautiful) poster is a cliche conceptually.
big fucking deal. get over it. you'll live. honest.