Tgeres also the fact that a band like QOTSA isnt really relying on this poster for sales.
Theyll sell out anyway, and are probably doing admats and things all over town.
They can appreciate this poster as a curiosity and an artistic lark, and move on to the next city cause it doesnt really impact them much on the bottom line.
When they use this as a national campaign, then well talk about that.
Plus, when you make the assertion about how "all great artists" have started, you load your words.
Perhaps unitentionally, but you protect your subject by mixing it in with an untouchable class of legenary artists.
Will SP achieve the same things and set the world on fire too?
Well it almost doesnt matter, because statements like that make it seem like a foregone conclusion.
And my biggest problem, as I stated below, is that this entire time the SP party-line defense has been the popular "Noise Rock" card. How does that fit in here?
That true IF you only refer to the stereotype. You can fit a band AND push their imagery forward.
There seems to be this idea perpetuated by experimentalism that anything goes.
Give me EXPLORATORY art any day of the week. Guys like Brian Wilson and The Beatles are exploratory. They can find ways to advance a medium USING the medium.
Anyone can decide to go completely off script and make completely obtuse work and say "well its all subjective" if met with disapproval.
I think thats what youre seeing around here lately with the "doodle" style. You are either just fatigued from seeing artwork all the time and find the primitivism refreshing, or youre so worried about the subjective nature of art that you dont want to be behind the curve at all.
Agian, Im an SP fan, but I find this particular piece self indulgent. Again, if Im wrong, tell me WHY Im wrong.
The rationale in the past has been that SP's look was representative of "Noise Rock", which I think is something of a lazy catch-all term anyway.
QOTSA are not noise rock in the slightest, yet the imagery remains the same.
I like that SP's trying to move the art of poster desing forward, and some of their stuff I find incredibly compelling, but (and this is just one man's opinion here - I have to be completely honest) a piece like this makes me question if the bands themselves are an afterthought to their artistic agenda.
Now this is an honest viewpoint. Im not trying to start shit. If Im wrong then show me Im wrong. DOnt just start throwing shit telling me my work sucks or is "boring" or whatever, because I dont consider myself to be a great artist to begin with and that stuff gets us nowhere besides.
But I see work on here all the time that hasnt anything at all to do with the acts they are supposed to represent. And often everyone gets so wrapped up in "brushstrokes" and technique that these issues never REALLY get addressed. And theres definitely a certain cadre of "name" designers that get away with it far more often.
Just because something is different and has never been done before doenst necessarliy make it a good thing.
Again, if Im wrong, then lets discuss that. A flamewar gets us nowhere and if my views are off-base, Id like to know how.