but isn't that what we all hate... the notion of designers projecting their own bias into the design.. all those shitty HOF posters that are designer-y and not appropriate fall into the dame category of non objectivity, douchebuggery..
it would make sense to put Joy Division on an interpol poster if you wanted to make an obvious designer critique, and make a poster that didn't suit the band, and be a condecending fuckface... then it makes sense
oddly, I sort of agree with rickg. I've never understood putting other iconic rock personalities on gig posters. nor do I get why there are 1000 variations on the Kiss make-up theme... I'd kind of like to know the rationale too...
other than, perhaps, the old "who fucking cares what's on it, it's just a poster for a small show" rationale