"if it were consistently left up to management and corporations ALOT less good art would exist."
one of the reasons that i love the art of the gigposter is specifically that there are restrictions and limitations. it's not enough just to be a nice piece of art, it has to be an effective promotional tool.
besides being a place to look at pretty pictures this site works as a historical archive of the gigposter. different trends come and go and part of that is directly affected by the tastes of the bands and/or promoter ( and the need to get their approval ). to open submissions up to portfolio pieces destroys that aspect of the site. we do a pretty good job of self policing on this subject but..... if you know of a poster that isn't legit let us kno.