this poster could have had something as simple as a Chinese newspaper knocked down to 50% opacity in some striking colour in the back ground and it would not be bland at all. Clever idea though. Fakebrain had a poster printed directly on a Chinese menu that was pretty cool. Another one of those "wish I had thought of it" deals.
This is much more readable in person. It's 20x26 printed on French Paper Dur-o-Tone, Butcher Off-White 80 lb cover. It's really nice and doesn't have this pink tint. Just a bad photo. The original design Paul did is really great but we got some bad advice from a "master" printer and it really made the screen print get much darker than the original design.
ooop. I posted the wrong venue info. This side of the poster was for the Trees show in Dallas. These were screened two up and cut in half. Check out the un cut version. Printed on French Paper Frostone Tundra. Mr. French makes nice paper.