i wish i could get back in and edit thse comment things. that's supposed to say "the band (especially kim thayill) loved the idea." i managed to skip half the sentence and completely alter the meaning. sorry.
well it's about 18x24. it's screen printed (by blt) in three primary colors. this is a blurry repro here.
it's an old image from and old industrial ad of some sort. it was originally about 1/2 inch tall and i started screwing with it, blowing up it up and re-drawing parts of it, and i loved the crude brute power it carried with it. i eventually used it as an ad for a tad show somewhere. then i tried to get them to use it as a t-shirt design or a record cover (i still did some work with them at this point). by now they were soooo sensitive to things that it got nixed immediately.
eventually i used it on a poster for a crocodile cafe show. does it say 'loud as fuck'? i dunno, does it?
incidently "loud as fuck" was the working title (i suggested it in a meeting) for soundgarden's 'louder than love' lp. the band (especially kim thayill) their manager (susan silver, married to cornell) insisted "she'd never have the word FUCK on her record cover if there was anything she could do about it!" since she ran that band, it was out and "love' was essentially substituted for 'fuck'. so, i sneaked it into a tad poster about 5-6 years later.
this poster just has so much heavy brutal power to it that it just screamed TAD at me. it's one of my very favorites that i've ever done.
it was a terrible concert, too. i walked out in the middle. she had just split with ike and was doing nothing but stones and rod stewart covers ("do ya think i'm sexy", "hot legs", "brown sugar"). yeesh.
i first saw the ike and tina turner revue back in 1970 and it's still one of the best shows i've ever seen anywhere ever. her early solo stuff was quite a comedown...
the big type was drawn by hand (well, straight edges and curve templates). the smaller type was "presstype" (transfer "rubdown" lettering). the photo was a publicity still that i xeroxed about ten generations. it was about 1981-2.