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Neurosis Poster - Off Ramp, Seattle
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-04-02 08:17:05
  you are absolutely right, if you view postering from the 'billboard' school of thought (i.e. 3-second attention span, must be read from a passing vehicle). however, the psych and punk eras were not trying to attract mainstream audiences. they were trying to scare off the mainstream and only attract 'like' minds. illegibility was actually a tool to scare off the straights and attract their own community. it was almost a secret cypher or coded approach. it was intentional, therefore, illegibility was a GOOD thing.

of course, that all changed when profits and financial success entered the picture and the mainstream dollars were highly desirable. sorta like today...

Neurosis Poster - Off Ramp, Seattle
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-04-02 08:11:29
  better than half the posters on this site would flunk the 'hard to read' test. that would also include the entirety of psychadelia.

Psyche Run Poster - The Strand, Seattle
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-04-02 08:10:05
  you win.

Neurosis Poster - Off Ramp, Seattle
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-04-02 08:09:02
  i think this lettering is marvelous.

Neurosis Poster - Off Ramp, Seattle
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-04-02 08:06:54
  no?

Psyche Run Poster - The Strand, Seattle
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-04-02 08:04:43
  but a red crayon on black wouldn't xerox. you need to quit thinking like a computer. who's got that kind of money. besides, they weren't invented yet.

Neurosis Poster - Off Ramp, Seattle
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-04-02 07:33:19
  i love this. isn't this great?

Psyche Run Poster - The Strand, Seattle
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-04-02 07:31:31
  as i understand it, this was done with a white color crayon on black paper. now THAT'S punk!

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