finch - the 'female' you point out it the original 'lady luck' drawing from the early fifties by spot industries. somewhere i have the actual name of the guy who drew it. if i find it, i'll post it.
spot used to do car club jackets and patches, and, later, t-shirts for southern cal in the fifties. they popularized the whole notion of a lot of this stuff we take for granted. you can see their old ads in old car mags.
the guy who was spot is actually one of the great "vernacular" (as them art fags call it) designers of the last half of the century, responsible for many of the images we use as 'clip' in this scene.
i don't repect house because of some things they've done to me in the past. however, i won't go into it here.
yes, you can "buy" coop's 'typefaces', but it is nowhere near the same thing as drawing your own into the image. in fact, it's totally different. do you think i need to explain how it's different, or do you understand what i'm saying?
at the time i was cranking out about 3 posters a day. this was a poster i got stuck doing (i didn't really care about these bands at all) so, i slammed it out in about 5 minutes. remember, at the time these were being printed in "an underground poster newspaper" and not being street posted (much) since street posting had just been illegalized. and, because these were always being looked at up close in the viewers hands, and not from a distance like normal poster, jeff and i were having fun trying to make tiny type.
so, i grabbed this image from an old newspaper and typed out the type on an old underwood typewriter i had sitting around and pasted the copy into a blownup xerox (as 'speed' lines).
my stuff is so hard to find because they were all actually POSTED on the street as POSTERS and not sold as collectible art prints. the only people who have copies either yanked them off walls, or have stashes like me for some reason (for instance, brian had a stash of my work, but it all got ruined in a flood).
so, i look at tis stuff as my retirement fund. if the demand is high enough, there is only one place they can buy it - me. and, i NEED a retirement fund.