this is noce, too, but i do see the reference to chuck anderson as being legit. right after i launched that style for urban outfitters (their art director howard brown hired me to create their look) they went and hired csa to do the next campaign the next year. he and i had already become 'collaborators' and we had begun to influence each other. he took the old tool look into some pretty fucked up territory with the uo stuff - including taking the background colors from old tool ads and printing them on the WRONG IMAGES from other ads. thus, this look. he floored me when i saw that. we'd both been fascinated by the color 'templates' that were created by the ads when you took them apart. he crammed them into his designs as texture fields from mars. brilliant.
'snot neal adams. i stole it right off the 'fake head nail' package. i wanted to do this trim,and cheated on the image - 75 posters printed and hung one weekend in bellingham washington - who cares? the first rain melted them down. but why fuck with perfection anyway?
i would never steal neal adams. he's one of my heroes.
i widh there was a way to 'edit' these comments. i skipped a word (i'm a very sloppy typist, sorry) in my last comment on this poster and it made no sense. it was supposed to say 'a dark BLUE covered with a xerox-rot texture printed in black.'
it's too bad that you can't see this poster better - it's a bad repro. the 'black' area is actually a dark covered with a black 'xerox-rot' texture. the result is that it looks like shadow (which is actually blue) and not 'blackness.' it's actually rather beautiful.