i love these incredibly technical analysis of my posters. it's so stupid and soooo cute!
this is a not-very -clever cop of an old sleaze-movie ad for a film called 'she done him wrong'. i tore it apart and redesigned it with my own hand-lettering and some hand-drawn type. it's all xeroxed and collaged and touched up with felt pens. the color is just an amberlithe overlay (with a color split indicated and where the break should be). i did the whole thing (film included) on my xerox machine in a few hours.
because it's too direct a cop,i don't connsider this a very good poster (of me) and seldom show it to anybody. when i did this in the mid-nineties, i never thought anybody would ever see it beyond a few windows and poles in las vegas. the idea that a crummy poster like this would survive it's usage was actually not a consideration when it was made. i thought it would get immediately forgotten. it kinda shows an interesting aspect of posters - the fact that they survive initial advertising function and go on to exist as a cultural articfact.
this is a pretty old posters - 5 or 6 years, i think. the ventures were a northwest instro band that formed around the time of the wailers - maybe a little before. they were from tacoma. they were pre-surf, which didn't come along for several years. then they got lumped into the 'fast instro' sound that was the hallmark of surf. then, being smart, they jumped in with both feet and cashed in.
but, they used to be the house band at the java jive!