OK, I shit you not....a minute ago a poster came up on randomizer, looked cool, I clicked, and check this quote out
"I just got these in the mail and I was indeed blown away. Holy crap!! The printing is so damn cool. Great job Jeff! The printed poster is 1000% cooler than the jpeg.
They also printed HANDBILLS!!!! Oh shit. They are like trading cards for the poster world.
and the smell... oh.. I love the smell of the inks... hehe
sorry if I sound self absorbed but these are my first real printed posters in 5 years. I couldn't be happier."
It would be a pretty dull gigposters website if we all agreed on everything and every 'poster' was treated the same as Allen Jaeger's.
This thread has brought up a very valid point (which should maybe move over to the discussion threads and have Clay weigh in on), and it has nothing to do with the design or the designer (don't take it personally Nicholas) - it has to do with what is real and what is imagination, what is physical and what is digital. It's the difference between having a real girl in the room or a screen full of internet porn. It's the difference between looking at a print on here or holding it in your hands.
If you think they are all one and the same....I think you missed something.
Well Josh, I'm probably just sounding like an old fart who hasn't had his daily medication and isn't allowed to drive on the info highway, but how about 'new' shit that pops up every week because of technology get it's own fucking name and quit honing in on the real deal.
beecombs, at least push a button and print it out on an inkjet. It's not about etiquette, it's about what is real and what isn't. Show some ink, show some respect for the medium.