no, this is the fags from seattle, circa 1980. amazing bunch - deeply nutzo.
one thing i've laways liked about this poster is that it's the first (maybe only) posters i've ever seen that "crossed mediums." it's dayglo green paper, XEROXED porn photos, then SILKSCREENED on top with dayglo purple ink. why don't we do more cross-medium work? seems to simple an idea, but we rarely, if ever, do it.
i guess i'm not being very clear. i'm referring to a style i see that is reflected in a number of artists,across the country, but it's really focused in seattle. it may have roots in my work, but it's got some other influences pounding into it that is already fully realized. it wasn't a slow transition, it was abrupt. i'm trying to figure out how it started.
in seattle i see this odd style that looks like cut paper color fields or some such description. i'm trying to figure out where that came from. the first i remember seeing in seattle doing that style was an outfit called psyclone, but they were much more straight/arty/corporate geeks (check out the print annual and look at those old weekly covers and you'll see exactly what i'm talking about. some of their stuff is also in the madison or milwaukee section.) as far as i can remember they were doing that look way before everyone else in seattle, but they were doing it for theater companies and the like, no rock posters. if you take their work and get rid of that fake 'antique' crap they do and then change the color schemes to primaries, it begins to look what i'm talking about, their type is all wrong, too, but once they started that look, immediately the hipsters began to follow - it was that powerful..