You may fool most of these people Goodtimes but I know the truth. You prolly know more about design than I do. Time to lower the tough guy shield and let the art school love in Richie. It won't hurt you. Although you may get kicked out of the Wrecking Crew.
p.s. is that the best name you dorks could come up with?
I gotta disagree with this failing as an ad. The fact that this is bright pink, thor with flowers and the type is all kinds of fucked up is precisely why I would look closer at it. Big blocks of type do not get my attention. Strong imagery is what catches my eye then I look to see what it's about. On that level this is a total success. Same with the Psyche posters you've done. The image makes me get closer to see what it says. If you hadn't integrated the type on the psyche pieces THEN that work would fail both as art and a cohesive design and advertisement.
Too many times artists spend the time creating an amazing image, be it hand drawn or found art, and then blow it by just dropping text randomly so it gets on the poster. I think it's time to evolve to art being just as integral and integrated as the information. I think the rule that the info has to be the absolute most prominent part of the poster is kinda stale. As artists we should be pushing the viewer to become more involved in soaking up the design. To want to explore the image more than just the cursory "where's the time and date and band ?" that's too easy. Who says we should have to cater to the consumer of the live music product just because they are too lazy to take one minute to dig deeper into what we are creating? It's time for people to think a little more and stop walking through life in a zombie state having to be fed eveything they need to get by. Even if it just is "where's the time and date and band ?"
This is a great poster, a great design and a great ad.
I was just down at Coronado with Foochick, Satch and Sputteringal. Al informed me that this is Jason's subconscious creating an abstract coochie and bunghole from the "rear" perspective. I think it's more like a superfluous anus.
Since we didn't have a chance to do more than just design this it just got printed on an 11x17 sheet. had this been screened it would have been square or maybe round given the time. It's all Clay too. The Gourds have something on one of their albums about bees.