If i'm being topical. I make posters that get printed, stuck up on walls and used to advertise the show. Which i then print on nice stock, number and sell after the fact. As David Lopan would say: "The best of both worlds!"
i don t get it..
"..by any of the new standards, this poster fits right in"
What new standards?? this is a silkscreened poster that advertises
a gig in washington and is used as such as far as i know.
as old fashioned as you like it.
If I were throwing around crazy numbers I'd guess that 70% of the posters submitted to this site are nothing more than digital internet flyers that have never and will never be printed. After all no printed poster will be as effective for actually advertising a show as a digital one will be in the current internet age.
90% of the stuff on GP is working through a fraudulent definition of a poster? i can't help but think that number is highly inflated. scrolling thru the new arrivals, it seems that well over 50% of the posters submitted to this site are b&w photocopies or digital print offs. obviously, those are all 'legitimate' posters. i'd personally guess that over 50% of the actual screenprinted and letterpressed posters are actually used to advertise the shows in advance. i suppose it's possible that we have vastly different opinions on what constitutes a 'fraudulent poster.'
well, personally, i think there are no more no more conventions to poster art. it's pretty much "whatever you can get away with" as a new standard. i still think around 90% of the stuff posted on gp is a working through a fraudulent definition of a poster in one way or another. but, then i'm dismissed as merely "old school". bottom line is there are no rules any more. everybody goes for broke. by any of the new standards, this poster fits right in. it's just fine.
it;'s the american way, dood.
I wish more people would realize that posters being sold as merch at shows IS pushing the conventions of poster art. It has elevated it from a simple advertisement to a collectible commodity. And it's not like that is anything new -- as soon as people started signing and numbering posters they pretty much ceased to be just advertisements.
I wish more people would push conventions of poster art. I think it is a shame that most artists don't even use the poster to promote the show, rather- they are just sold at the show. How rock'n'roll is that. So fucking precious. That said- I really like Zeloot.
yeah wrong interpretation. the 9:30 Club is probably the most well known club in DC so i'm sure that people could figure it out without a problem. That said, i'd be willing to be that these prints will not be used as advertising at all and just sold at the show.
relax carlos. it seems pretty obvious to me that the info was interpreted wrong (reiterated by the info posted to the left <---, hence "Club Washington").
just pointing out the mistake in case it can be fixed before printing or submission.
we don't make posters so people can second guess the info on them, we make them to inform and promote. if the information is wrong, the poster loses it's purpose, regardless of how awesome the artwork is (and yeah, this art is pretty dope).