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Ben Kweller Poster - Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford - Brian Morgante
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Haim Laroz Poster - Mehoga, Tel-Aviv - Amitai Sandy
DecabetSend Decabet a message 2005-03-17 12:38:09
  Isreal brings the Awesome yet AGAIN!!!

Crash Worship Poster - The Whiskey, Hollywood - Lindsey Kuhn
DecabetSend Decabet a message 2005-03-17 12:32:43
  Um....the text on this poster that I had originally taken issue with was obviously set in digitally. WITH a computer.
Isnt it?

Again, my problem with this text is that I think (in my OPINION) that it detracts from the poster as a whole. If you are working on an entire poster, you should pay attention to all parts and make them work together.

This isnt about kerning, or digital or any of that. Even in 1993, stretched text looked bad, regardless of who did it. It would have taken LESS work on the artists part to NOT stretch the text. In my opinion, it would have made this poster work better.

Im not impugning Kuhn, or his history, or his aesthetic, the era he came up in or anything else people might want to reframe this as. You dont see alot of strecthed typography in the Family Dog Stuff (an NO, psychedlic type isnt the same thing), Peter Saville, Reid Miles, Saul Bass, virtually all the great s that predate Kuhn, so I dont think thats vaild.

Stretching typography. Either digitally, thru photostat, exposures, whatever, IS and HAS been for a long time a LAZY solution to a design problem. It compromises the type and looks cheap. And that doesnt have a damn thing to do with computers.

Is Kuhn a legendary artist worthy of respect? Certainly. But that doesnt make his type choice a good one.

Sorry, just my opinion.

Crash Worship Poster - The Whiskey, Hollywood - Lindsey Kuhn
DecabetSend Decabet a message 2005-03-17 01:11:09
  No, I was not saying THIS was hobo, I was making a snarky point.

And "Jurrasic" was a generalization about the font's style....agghghh whatever.

Chemical Brothers Poster - The Premier, Seattle - Synesthetic Studio
DecabetSend Decabet a message 2005-03-16 20:39:43
  Yeah, but I thought it should be guided there. Feels like its bein jerked there.
I could be nitpicking.
Just my opinion.

Hidden In Plain View Poster - Chain Reaction, Anaheim - Aegrisomnia Design
DecabetSend Decabet a message 2005-03-16 18:43:57
  The one gay dude from Air Supply got fed up with the other gay dude from Air Supply's shit.

Junobot Poster - Tour Poster - Decabet
DecabetSend Decabet a message 2005-03-16 18:41:55
  Everyone tells me that and Im trying REALLY REALLY hard to make sure it doesnt all start looking "samey"

Damn.

Thanks tho. I shall take it as a compliment.

Uglyhead Poster - The Metro, Richmond - Rob Reid
DecabetSend Decabet a message 2005-03-16 17:38:37
  Mike Damone after he was caught with a truckload of meth and Van Halen tickets.

Uglyhead Poster - The Metro, Richmond - Rob Reid
DecabetSend Decabet a message 2005-03-16 17:37:50
  Jeff Tweedy after they found Joay Bennett buried under his porch.

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