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.