See Jermaine if you didn't live in H town we could. i can throw down some mean ass grub. I'm a regular gourmet. For Peterbelly our writers used to get together with a big pile of 45s and I'd whip up a big dinner and we'd all eat and review 45s. The column was called platters du jour. You should cruise up with Jason sometime. I have about 3000+ LPS 45s and CDs we could talk shit for days and get fat. Gots a swank pad with guest room and everything. Jason can't stay here though.
Yeah yeah but did you break the same girl's foot? what's with not finishing the story? couple a jerks. Jason I 'bout got the Sonic Youth to a stopping point. Jpeg will be hard to see but once it's printed it will be plenty veiwable. 8.5 x 32. that's whay I hain't snet you any mail tonight...
I gots that first SG 45 on Sub Pop and I pull iy out now and again and it's plenty HEAVY and plenty good. And there's no way to overrate "Bleach" that album is a motherfucker. So raw and powerful. Damn! Mudhoney do rock though but their last truly good record was "every good boy deserves fudge" and don't forget Seaweed. Pretty much all great albums and one of the best live bands ever...
It would be interesting. You know me Jermaine I rarely comment on stuff unless it's praise but to me Concept is extremely important. Top of my criteria under colour type and layout. You can have those three and have a great piece but if you go that extra bit and tie in concept you do it for me. Not to gang up on Garbo but I do see where the crit came from just won't see me starting it or rarely chiming in. This discussion just intrigued me. See my angle on the proper use of appropriated images? May be mine alone but I'm sure you get my point.
Jamie wrote: "Can anyone tell WHY they did something, or is it 'just cuz its cool man.'"
I can honestly say for almost every one of our pieces that I can tell you why it looks like it does. Almost. Some are just trying to look cool. In talking to Aesthetic a bunch and seeing their comments I bet they can too.
I do see a difference in working Art's poster to how it turned out vs. dropping text on a famous image. Little thought seems to have gone into the Garbo piece. Art explained the correlation of this image to Dead Moon. I think that is the difference. Maybe the artist can explain why Garbo was used. Maybe it has some deeper than surface ties to the bands. Given it's Jerry Lee Lewis I doubt it but only the artist can answer that.
I think that is the argument of appropriation in this context. Hell I just copped a picture of Elvis and manipulated it. Fit the event perfect was I wrong to do so? Maybe but I can explain exactly why I choose to adapt it. Very few artists here are always 100% clean. Your pulling inspiration from somewhere and repurposing it. I would say if it has zero to do with the event or artist then you should really think about the imagery you are about to show the world here or anywhere. It may just look cool and be very successful I don't think the Garbo poster works on that level and I understand the crit.
Great eye Art. I'm HIGHLY influenced by the Sternberg Brothers. Everytime I look at their work I'm blown away at the quality they pulled off 80 years ago with none of the "modern" tools I use. Floors me.
We have a few new one's to post so I'll throw that Russell Crowe print up for kicks.
Can't believe there's comments on this. I thought it sucked. I heard the band sucked tenfold. I've got a poster I did as Studio 709 for Russell Crowe's band I'll post. Art you should love it old b movie style. Crowe's band sucked too and we pissed him off by using movie imagery for his"rock" band and giving him last billiing.
and thanks for the compliments. surprising but always appreciated.