not only is dave probably onew of the best illustrators out there AND has amazing layout/lettering skills where al his posters work great as solid designs BUT ALSO his ideas are fresh and witty
he throws out new stuff all the time and is a creative traiblaser
' the guy has a style wholy his own and ideas wholy his own
if he cpuld either a) get more of his posters screenprinted orb) get some sweet magazine illustration jobs he could make asweet pile o'bling.
i don't think the bands know that they weren't used as promo.
if i wanted to i could check as i'm contact with one if the acts and thier managemet BUT i wouldn't do that.
do;t want his kid to ge in shit- just want him to learn.
trying to inform this guy for future posters and how one should and shouldnt proceed.
the guys in the locust are very sweet guys.
maybe too sweet for thier own good.
just because one band is ok with what's basically a bootlege (because presumably they though the kid had plastered the town) doesn't mean that a) the other bands on the bill are
b) that the management/lable/merchandiser of said band feel as laiser-faire about the whole deal
or c) that's this is an aceptable way to make posters
yeah it might work 1, 2, 3 times but at any second could get you a lawsuit AND insure that your reputation as an artist/designer is RUINED.
if you don't care about potentially geting sued, pissing off bands, or hving a reputation as a shady mofo then by all means make posters for every band you like and just sell them at the shows
just don't be surprised when it blows up in your face.
from the get-go seling gig posters is a BIG FUCKING GREY AREA and there are some pretty sad stories of artistys abd fans getting pretty badly burned by the whole copyright thing.
the diff on those pearl jam and dylan posters is the acts are HIRING the artist in question and getting quite a HUGE chunk of posters to sell (and more often than not having the right to veto the art before it goes to print)
the diffrence is like being hired to design a shirt for a band or showing up and selling bootleg shirts outside a concert
sure you migh be only selling your bootlege at 5$ and they might be "promoting" the band but it could still set you up to be fucked.
i was wrong
gig posters aren't about the shows or about the bands
i don't know HOW i could of thought that gig posters were to advertise gigs.
they are about sharing and selling art.
the fact is A GIG POSTER IS MEANT TO PROMOTE A GIG
it's a promotional item.
if you can't get yr shit together to do that then don't make a gig poster.
and if u just wanna make a share yr art and not worry about "rules" then maybe you should just do fine art
the amount the posters are beingsold for doesn't fucking matter
this guy has some talent so hopefully now he's learned and won't do this in the future but selling posters at a show that weren't used t promote the show is a pretty fast and sure way to burn bridges with bands, venues and promoters.
i don'rt wanna speak for anyone else but i doubt the bands would be really happy if they knew the posters were never posted up to actually draw a crowd.
fuck the shit talkers?
what the fuck dude
this poster was madewith the intent of selling and NOT as promo
while fucking the critics should he also be fucking over the bands?
i'm all about people doing and shariging thier work BUT simply using the bands to sell your work is simply not etical.