do you know how many times i saved yer ass at the rocket? look at all the work and people i hooked you up with. i didn't do all of that because i liked you (i've told you what i think), it's because i thought you were an incredible talent. and now i feel like you pissed it away for a little creature comfort and ego-massaging.
pull that cork out of yer ass, boy. let's see what you can do!
ps - like i said, sometimes the only thing you can do is swing that ol' 2x4. sorry.
(some how i cut off half of my comment. it's too bad, i don't know if i can re-creatie it.)
...it's not about 'better' designing. that's all nonsense. you brought in everything you needed before you ever did a poster. all that exuberance and wild energetic insight is what i miss - can you still find that in yourself? it's like all that early soul has been sucked right out of you, like you somehow want to make yourself worthy of someting. you were worthy from the outset - just look. and i'm not talking about b&w scruffiness or pics of bush w/ staples or little weird babies or even the wacked type. i'm talking about the person that came through all that stuff. that's what i miss about your work. why are you hiding behind refinement and style?
ps - really, what have you got to lose? just let rip - like the good old days. i guarantee you'll be happier.
hey, i don't blame you for getting just a tad defensive of your current work - especially considering the lousy state of our current relationship. but my point that i'm trying to make is that i wish you could re-discover that wild-eyed energy and boyish soul your work used to have. it's so much more than just 'refining your work
i didn't intend to throw you into spasms of self-loathing. i was just pointing out how great and immediate and visceral these old fellas were. i still go back and look at them to enjoy their sheer energy. i think your current postering just plain tries too hard (to be what? pretty? designerly? artistic? what?) doesn't mean it's bad. i just like these better personally, that's all.
i often think what would they have looked like if you had done them the same way, but with color.
el negro -
that's 'cuz jeff did this stuff when he was still my assistant at the rocket. i always loved these things - he'd blast them out in a half-hour and often do several a day. great stuff. ha, you should have seen his portfolio when he started. it's obvious that he loved doing this stuff. i think his current stuff has become too self-conscious. he ought to go back to blasting out the work he loved...