i don't like this style for rock posters. it looks like corporate parody - except it's not. it's sincerely real in intent.
modernism has now become "just another retro style". i think that's really funny. all those modernists in academia have been shitting bricks in a dead panic for nearly two decades. they still can't figure out what to do. i love that.
i don't think so. he moved up to seattle and took a job with theatro zinzanni - which is a fake cirque de soliel niteclub. he's got a daily gig, now. nobody who goes to see him perform seem to know who el vez was or anything. a sad end to a great act.
of course, critical ignorance may play a factor here. this predates banksy's career by at least a decade. so, when you accuse somebody of ripping banksy, do your research first. i've been accused of ripping of many many people, only to see it realized that the situation was exactly the reverse - all because some boob is too quick and stupid to recognize their own ignorance as a critic.
besides, i like this sort of type. 'designerly' and "good" type sux.