I believe this font for Beth is Mr. Frisky by Chank. Chank makes great fonts but they are not always the most "utilitarian." This one is also used to death. None of this is a dig either. When I first saw this I thought "awesome image and colour, iffy font choice." It's like that "Taco" font from about '93. every fuckin' ad agency went jizzy over it and I cringe when I STILL see people using it. There are a handful of fonts I personally love like Harting or some of the House Fonts but they are so recognizable that it seems unoriginal to use them. You can find where I've made this mistake plenty if you look at my crap. Tryin' to get better. Wish I had the patience to hand letter.
I think this style of font isn't really a bad direction but there are many more that are similar but not so curly/funky that would have tied to the other font a little better while achieving the wanted result and feel.
I stand by the "font rule" it's self imposed but I try, try being operative here, to never use more than two fonts for a design. NEVER stretch the type or the image. If one font is stylized I balance it with a straight forward or simple (boring) font like Impact or Arial Black. I don't like to have to create block space to accommodate the type either. If I can't work the type into the existing image or colour field then I prolly don't have the best concept working for me. Like Chach said I too take the whole concept into consideration when dealing with layout. I don't try to cram something that doesn't want to work.
Jermaine you were the first person to tell me what you knew about Jason that's for sure. Before that I just knew his name and some work. You gave him a personality for reference.
He was one of the first "names" I heard of in the contemporary poster world after Kozik, Jeff K and Art. To me there's a time separation between the famous Fillmore guys and this group.
I called him to actually buy this poster since I'm a Flaming Lips nut. I was pretty surprised he called back because I had an image of him being huge/famous and running a studio and I was just a punk collector. He came over to deliver it and saw I had a computer and we ended up working together about a year and a half. The last poster we did together is the blue and red Willie Nelson one on the Studio 709 section. He's done one maybe two offset posters since then and that's it. He calls me about once every month or two to tell me about his T-shirt printing ideas but I haven't seen anything come of it.
It takes considerable patience and effort to keep him focused. I ran out of both and went on to do my own Factor27 thing with new partners. I do have about ten bike frames of his in my shed that he plans on making a bike army out of so he can ride the bus and have a bike waiting on him where ever he gets off. It's funny how his "musk" precedes him. And I don't mean any joke by that precedes part. So many people say that. He was cleaned up when you met him Art. Pretty coherent as well. I hope he can stay that way.
And Steve my name is Geoff you should come to San Fran and meet everybody this fall. Stay away from Jermaine though. His "laid back" persona is all bullshit. That guy is wacko!
This one is all Jason Austin. We worked together getting close to two years ago and all that stuff is posted here under Studio 709. All the stuff under Jason Austin is him alone except the Melvins. Someone had already posted the offset version under Jason but I wanted the screen print to be seen so I stuck it under Jason for comparison. It's got way more colour.
Alot of the work we did is signed Jason Austin because we hadn't come up with a name yet. I think my name is on about three or four posters out of the years worth of work we did. Right about the time we decided on a name we quit working together. I think you can tell the style difference on posters I did vs. ones Jason did by himself. He's got a great eye but he's not doing poster design right now.