i this is so awful it's brilliant. do you realize how hard it is to be this shitty ON PURPOSE? we can't even fake this look - the type choices, the photos, the black paper background, the caps. it's creepy it's so bad. do you recognize the guy in the photo? he's 'spike' from buffy, the vampire slayer. a celebrity paparazzi shot as well!
yeah, it works great. i always forget about little deatils over time, and the way i chose these colors was by donning a pair of 3D glasses and looking at a pms book. i chose the colors that disappeared. i've done that before on stuff. i did one poster that had all of these buildings on it. i printed glow-in-the-dark inks in the windows. then i completely forgot about it. sometime later i turned out the lights in the room and the lights in the building windows lit up in the dark. it looked like a nightime cityscape. i'd even hidden a little ufo up in the sky that was not there at all in the daylite, but in the dark it pops up. the best part was that i had forgotten i did that and i got this little thrill of discovery all over agian. this stuff can be so cool.
where do these posters get posted around here? i live about six blocks away from the way-out, and i've never seen a single poster ever nor any of luke's stuff. don't even know who he is. i can't even find out what's playing at the club, because they can't afford to advertise in the local weekly. so, where do these damn posters come from? where do they go? who prints them? are they real?
check out 'attack of the mushroom people' if you can find it. it's bad dubbed japanese, but creepier than hell.
i finally saw texas chainsaw massacre (never saw it for some reason) on ifc tv, but it the dvd director's commentary with hooper and gunner hanson and the cinematographer guy. it was pretty funny commentary, but somehow it lost a lot of it's impact.
oh, by the way, this was an ad for the movie 'horror hotel'. the advert itself rips off another image done by ron cobb for famous monsters. he did a buttload of monster covers for the mag. he also did a load of record covers (z-grade, but with great illustrations) and he also was arguably the very first 'underground cartoonist'. his comix ran in the berkeley barb (i believe) for years before zap hit the stands. even r. crumb credits him as a big inspiration. later, he did a number of comix under the title 'slow death.' great stuff. he also did that old 'earthday'environmental logo (sorta looks like an omicron, an oblong zero with a horizontal line throught the middle.) but now, he does matt work for hollywood. he's famous in the sci-fi movie world for his work. litle films, nobody's heard of them, like something called 'bladerunner.' yeah, an underground cartoonist/environmentalist/monster painter revolutionized science fiction movie making.
cool guy. anybody else out there know anything more about him? i contacted him once to do a monster painting for an estrus record, but he hadn't done one in over twenty years, and he was up to his neck in movie projects, so he respectfully declined.
i've never been terribly proud of that dead moon poster. too direct a lift. but i always loved that image (something weird catalog had it, but it was also in psychotronic and, of course, the newspapers from the period). i had to do something overnight and it was halloween and it was dead moon, so i said, what the fuck. still i sorta cringe when i see the poster i did. looks great, but all i see is the shortcomings. that's the heaviest price of lifting images - you gotta live with your lazy action forever...