Burt Fucking Goldblatt- Absolutely love his stuff. I did this poster in late 99 and was probably thinking more generically in reference to the whole 50/early 60's movement in album art, but yeah, I Adore Goldblatts work. I've been looking for books on him for awhile. Thanks for the link!!!
This was a poster from a gig in 1998, and yep, I agree it looks a lot like McGee's Kurtzmann-esque work. I ran into his work ( Im in Chicago) after this poster was printed and was happy we only made 80 of them-McGee is a deservedly successful artist and the resemblance of these lugs to his stumblebums is spooky, I think. I debated whether or not to post this, and thought I would in the interest of not editing any of my work.