frank - i know pretty damned well what you're talking about, but this something more than that. most of these posters in seattle DO NOT get posted. so how do they see them on a wall?
i think some of the most amazing posters in the world are coming out of seattle (and the northwest) right now. there are other places/people producing very similar work elsewhere, but seattle is the center of what is turning out to be the new look. at least that's my guess.
my vote for poster of the year is: damn near anything coming out of seattle.
here's another example of a seattle poster developing that regional style. don't you folks find that interesting?
when i lived in seattle i was very involved in the development of a then-regional style. seattle's moved into very nifty, interesting new territory. how soes this all happen? when i lived there, the scene was small enough that we were all friends and worked together. now that seattle has changed so much, i doubt these people know each other as thouroughly as we all did. so, how does this style emerge?
and thank you (especially frank) for your insightful dismissal of my question - which remains unanswered.
i think it's an interesting question? how does a look like this evolve so regionally? how do the players (in such a small competetive city) interact to create something olong these lines? i can think of a dozen ways that it can happen - and not a one of them involves paul rand or the internet. so, i'm curious, that's all. i'm interested in this stuff. i'm a student of posters history.