okay Richie, you win. Work that is in and way experimental, wacky, clever, humorous, intellectual, or non-traditional low-brow, and that doesn't appeal to the lowest common demoninator has no place in the world of rock posters. Thank you for setting me straight.
So Richie, what you're saying is that the intended audience of this piece, fans of The Hold Steady, will not understand it. This is, as the intellectuals say, an "inappropriate solution". AA designed this piece to impress the judges at Graphis more than rock and rollers. Rock and rollers would have preferred something more traditional. Like maybe a nekkid lady draped over a hot rod or some other traditional theme.