Frank's right why aren't we discussing the concept and how it relates to the bands. Or colour theory and layout , choice of font ... er.. I mean... cooter salve... umm...nut butter...no...rocket sauce... Now look what you've all done, it's like spoo specific tourette's.
This is a perfect example of the contradiction in tolerance going on. This is a beautiful poster and it is listed as a tour poster. There's no space to write in anything. PM you even say "yes...I like this a lot." but there's no comment to yank it because it doesn't qualify by your documented criteria. Should it be yanked now? I wouldn't have been privy to any of Frank's discussion on how it was done and how long it took if it had never made it. This info is really cool to me and I'm glad this one is here.
The Girly Freakshow is gone as far as I can tell yet it met all the same criteria of this one. I'm well aware there is a buddy system here as I see different groups gang up on "discussions" all the time. And this isn't a pointing of a guilty/ innocent finger to anyone. Just stand by what you say across the board don't pick and choose just because this was done by an idol to many and the others weren't. I say if it's made Clay's cut then it should stay. If you feel you had one that should have been here resubmit it. Maybe Clay has re thought the guidelines due to the last round of discussions.
So same thing here. Space for the date etc. the little dude is saying "Oh Dear where are the boys playin' tonight" I know it's hard to read, believe me full size is just as fucked up, but it seems like a gigposter to me.
There are a pile on here, one of mine included (masonic), that were designed with the intent to use at multiple venues. Just write in the name date etc. They are gigposters. They do advertise, just when needed. Should designers or people submitting add dates to guarantee less scrutiny? Hank made a good point of aftermarket stuff being up here. I'm sure we all have posters here that for whatever reason have never been printed. I know I've designed stuff that the venue decided they couldn't pay for. Doesn't mean it wasn't a good design that shouldn't be shared. I checked out Darren's JSBX that wasn't posted. Was it a tour poster? If so it should be here. Sweet poster by the way.
Not here to tell Clay how to run the site but maybe we could help out by clearly indicating what the poster is for.
Interesting debate on the semantics of "gigposter" I do see the validity of the point that the girly freakshow is not really a gigposter. I don't, however, buy that if the poster doesn't have a date or specific venue that it is not a valid gigposter. This one for example and one more I'll show are 100% gigposters. There is a space for the specific date/venue etc. I just happen to have a clean one. Still the intent of this poster was to promote a show not an album or otherwise. Does that not constitute a gigposter? If I had scratched in a phony date would that make this a more acceptable gig poster? Regardless good discussion and good points.
Bingo! Living in Austin now and growing up in Oklahoma these posters pretty much spell out what life on the range was like then. Look at Wayne's that says "the freak out is here." Perfect description of that scene. Good times, good times...