i guess i was the one who chose to comment on this particular poster. to be honest, this is the first i recognized from that series. what are the others? why don't we call them up and then the comments will drift to the others and pete won't seem to be singled out?
and, also, i was was the one who referred to this as a "stone bootleg". and, unfortunately, i did so before i knew who did it or where it came from. i was calling it a bootleg, because in my first glance i recognized it as such immediately. see the danger? unless anybody out there sees it with the knowledge that it was a cardoso (who otherwise has integrity) and was for that series specifically (and outside of this thread and the people who put on the exhibit, there are precious few who know what this thing is), then it is nothing else but a bootleg. and that hurts all of us on this site. to anybody outside of this little discussion, it looks like an honored member of this fraternity is a bootlegger.
now we know he's not, and now we know the situation, but when i first saw this i didn't know anything about it. i just saw an obvious bootleg.
you've been on my case lately with many of your recent posts. that's ok, but i think you're jump the gun on a lot of my posts.
sorry my attitude (as you assume it) is so objectionable, but maybe you should try reading what i write with a slightly less snotty tone (in my writing) in your mind. i'm actually oftentimes writing simple statements of what i see as fact and not making a judgement call at all. it's written without attitude, believe it or not. perhaps what i see is not always to your amusement, but it's what i actually see.
that being said, i knew what i was writing was a little nasty. but i really don't like mainstream design people very much 9i reserve the right ot be a bigot in certain situations). and it really bothers me when guys subsidized by high salaries do this work at their office computers in order to get free indie cred to cash in at the office. i think we as poster artists should commit ourselves to doing what we profess to be and not dabble like some dilitant. i feel we've earned the right to be here through some really big effort and some very hard knocks. poseurs should be viewed harshly.
it happens that i know the parties involved and the designer involved and the company involved and even the club involved and the club owner involved, etc. etc. i'm just calling bullshit on the intent of this poster. i consider this a total fraud as a gigposter, but then i'm a bit more purist than most.
som i'm not "putting someone i don't even know" down. i happen to criticising somebody i do know.
now, if you want to talk OPINION, then i have to say that this is a really nice poster. i like this thing. brian is a pretty damn fine designer, i've always thought so.
i just think that a poster should be a poster and not some photoshop file printed out to impress gigposters.
here's another one of those posters that probably was made in an edition of three. it's done by a guy working out of a big design studio and he whipped it out and printed up a few copies on the house color printer.
that means he's really hip now and he can get the cool projects that come into the big design office.