thanks. that's exactly how i feel about this poster. it's one of my all-time favorites. it completely and utterly sums up the anvil-heaviness that was the bedrock of "grunge" (whatever that was) and especially tad. do you remember when everybody was expecting tad to be the next "grunge" star outta seattle (after mudhoney and soundgarden)? then came the 'jack pepsi' fiasco and the '8-way santa cover' disaster (an amazingly great record that actually got pulled from ditribution and record shelves TWICE!! that may be some sort of record.) then the sub pop contract miasma. add something called nirvana wiping away all local historical memory and poor tad got fukt. sad.
yeah. jamie's typographic sense is MUCH more sensitive and refined than my own. more feminine. she's actually a killer typographer, and it shows. my work is much more crude and i tend to use it for a more expressive or illustrative purpose. usually my type is part of the image itself, however ham-handedly pounded in. it reflects out different personalities rather exactly.
i also want to clarify that type is where a 'designer's' personality leaks out. it's not the same as an 'illustrator', whose personality comes out in the drawing style. after awhile you can spot a well-known designer just by how they use their type.
my work looks nothing like this. perhaps it takes a familiar eye to see it, but jamie's work looks very different from mine. so does hank trotter, so does jeffy kleinsmith (but his is closest.) but they all look different to me.
(the secret is in the type. it's always where the designer's style and persnality leaks through)