I stand by my comments on Nate's design skills. They are sub par. There are regulars here who's portfolio would run circles around his. Illustration skills are limited even for a cartoonist, branding is non existent... At least Bennett can make appealing work. Those who can't do podcast... Seacrest out!
I'm not coming down on Bennett I want to know how he views posters now. That discussion was a while back and even Nate's rant on the Chicago Biennial was a year ago. While I do like a lot of Bennett's letterpress work I think Nate is a half ass designer who wishes he could do the work AA or Lure or any number of gigposter artists are capable of doing. The deal is we can make rock posters and turn around and brand an airline if we want (which we have done). He can do a podcast and talk down to rock poster designers.
I'm curious where Bennett's thoughts are on Gigposters being valid design now. You've obviously thrown your hat into the ring. Is this a design? Is it a smart solution for the client? Did you devalue design by making this poster? You and Adrian asked a lot of questions a while back about wether posters are real design. Adrian went as far to say poster makers are just playing with ink.