I sorta see what Art's saying but I don't think this look is exclusive to Seattle. Pre-gigposters this may have been something that could be credited to a regional thing but now kids all over the world can see what's going on. Patent Pending is doing lots different stuff know than Jeff was doing even a couple of years ago. Before gigposters I was doing stuff that looked like old Kleinsmith work. Now our stuff has started to evolve due to influences from AA, Seripop, Methane, etc... Seattle also has Jacob Covey and Tyler Stout who are nothing like this stuff. There's Jeff Matz, Heads Of State, J. Goldberg, Jason Munn, Thomas Scott, vibranium... all doing similar stuff all over the country. Seems to be way more than regional and it seems to be a constant evolution...
And this in no way means to discredit what's going on in the NW. I've said it before the scene Art and then Jeff evolved is the reason I wanted to start doing posters.
Billy I wasn't going to say anything because I'm done talking about Jason but a couple of comments you made are just not true. When Jason started working with me I was not his "grunt." We sat side by side designing the posters, choosing the type, colours and the images. I didn't "just put that stuff where he wanted it" Some of the designs were entirely my concept some were his, some were mutual.
studio 709 was me and Jason. Factor27 has nothing to do with him. Jason Austin design in 2000 and 2001 was just as much me as it was him in many different aspects. Nobody was a grunt.