jeff ament did this poster. he used to do a lot of flyers and posters and stuff back in the early days.
i wanna thank mike ziegler for posting all of these great old seattle posters here. i do wish he would post the artist who did the thing when it's available. the fact that ament did this is interesting for a lot of folks.
oh, by the way, it's supposed to be an old peasant WOMAN, now. i changed the sex. i had to be subtle. i was trying to creat an image of the everyman combined with our preconceptions of what a peasant looks like. i added tears while the bombs dropped in the background to sort of point out how all political systems eventually fail and the average commoner takes the brunt of that.
yeah, that really is what i was trying to say with that image. it's what i thought about when i used to listen to gang of four.
by the way, that was one of the best shows i have EVER seen. they were fucking amazing back then. absolutely without parallel,if you ask me.
it started out as an old etching of a peasnt guy in a field. i blew it way up on a stat camera dn cut out the face and and the background and started re-drew the entire face and re-drew the hair and re-drew the chest and on and on. i'd guess that about 35% of the finish was textures from the old etching and 65% of it was ink from my pen.
all the borders and lettering, etc. were mine. there were some old photos of bombs dropping in the background that i also had to re-draw to get rid of the halftone dots and make them look like an etching.
so, i think i can claim thisa as a drawing. this is the one that i sold the original mechanical for 4 grand. it was pretty intense piece of collaged scraps of paper and rapidograph ink.