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Bennett Holzworth  
Uptown Theater
Kansas City
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2009-07-10 09:29:13
Neko Case
Jason Lytle

Neko Case Poster - Uptown Theater, Kansas City - Bennett Holzworth

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MrBlonde7Send MrBlonde7 a message :   fuckin' snob standard   2009-12-15 13:19:32
standardSend standard a message :   I think I like this more than I did on first glance. The design, at least. Colors not so hot on.   2009-12-15 12:20:33
ZOMICSend ZOMIC a message :   cool poster....crazy comments...this pot smoking douche bag is off to pursue things   2009-12-08 15:58:30
BennettSend Bennett a message :   They are now up for sale. Thanks.   2009-07-20 13:53:12
jarredderrajSend jarredderraj a message :   most excellent   2009-07-15 07:33:29
workshopSend workshop a message :   mmm...pezzzz...   2009-07-13 14:09:07
MrBlonde7Send MrBlonde7 a message :   errythin makes you want pez   2009-07-13 14:07:49
bdixSend bdix a message :   this poster makes me want some Pez   2009-07-13 14:07:02
MrBlonde7Send MrBlonde7 a message :   seems seems seems   2009-07-13 14:06:26
MrBlonde7Send MrBlonde7 a message :   That was regarding Voss, not Bennett.   2009-07-13 14:06:10
MrBlonde7Send MrBlonde7 a message :   Seems like a haughty dick who seems to be getting our (or at least my) goat with his half-baked commentary - at least his name is getting out there (albeit with much douchiness attached to it)...   2009-07-13 14:05:24
UnitusSend Unitus a message :   either way...   2009-07-13 14:02:11
anchoresseSend anchoresse a message :   unitus, i think dan meant he could tell it was for Neko Case from the thumbnail, not that it was Bennett's work.   2009-07-13 13:59:11
UnitusSend Unitus a message :   recognizing someone's work from a thumbnail could also mean "one trick pony"   2009-07-13 13:57:36
evanmarnochSend evanmarnoch a message :   "He comes across as a pretentious jackoff who is clearly extremely ignorant of this world."
This is exactly why I stopped listening to that podcast. I also couldn't stand their "fake" podcast voices.
  2009-07-13 13:56:12
strawberrylunaSend strawberryluna a message :   jason lytle rules all, and that's the truth.   2009-07-13 13:49:56
stinkbaitSend stinkbait a message :   I'm sure I wouldn't want to punch him but he needs to have some respect for hard working designers who are cranking out quality work and stop slagging them. He comes across as a pretentious jackoff who is clearly extremely ignorant of this world.   2009-07-13 13:46:47
danstilesSend danstiles a message :   I know who it's for from the thumbnail. That tells me more than a lot of posters.   2009-07-13 13:44:03
stinkbaitSend stinkbait a message :   also in defense of the small secondary type. You dorks are looking at a jpeg. A full size screen print is plenty big. And they are the SUPPORT not the headliner...   2009-07-13 13:43:20
BennettSend Bennett a message :   I'll have to come to the defense of Nate here. Although we have disagreed on gig posters over the last year he is a good friend and a good designer. Nate comes across a little harsh on his podcast and 36point, but he is a good guy. I bet if you met him in person, you would not want to punch him.   2009-07-13 13:42:33
bdixSend bdix a message :   I would like to thank Geoff for saying my portfolio runs in circles   2009-07-13 13:42:14
stinkbaitSend stinkbait a message :   I think it's a nice poster. I also would give leeway to letterpress in regards to the medium being a large part of the aesthetic. Meaning I think the letter/woodblocks used make up for any lack of "communicated message." Design doesn't always have to be delivering some high message. Design to fit the need. Some of our posters are thick with detail that applies directly to the band, their aesthetic, their message and their fans. Others just loosely link and are simply colourful visuals to get attention. What rubs me is someone looking down their nose towards folks making posters as if no thought goes into them and we're all just fucking off playing in ink. Some of the smartest solutions ever laid down in design have been submitted to this site. Also the idea that we have no client and do what we want is bullshit. Some of our poster/music jobs have had the highest level of client interaction out of anything we've ever done. We had more direction from Modest Mouse and The Hold Steady than we did from the Obama Campaign.   2009-07-13 13:41:46
BennettSend Bennett a message :   12 point and I would say it is better than an asterisk at the bottom of Neko Case's website.   2009-07-13 13:38:59
DNMLSend DNML a message :   haha. this thing is kind of funny. with a half glance at the thumbnail I thought it said DEVO. and I got a little excited. looks more like a devo poster than a neko case one. Like the wooden textures, but I'm with seriplop. FUCKING STOP LISTING SUPPORT BANDS IN TINY 8pt font. It's becoming the dumbest tradition ever. Who started it anyway?   2009-07-13 13:32:30
El Negro Magnifico!Send El Negro Magnifico! a message :   Full disclosure: I listen to 36 Point regularly. I don't always agree with Nate and Donovan (especially on poster issues), but their design discussions are often entertaining (especially when Steve Gordon is around).   2009-07-13 13:30:35
El Negro Magnifico!Send El Negro Magnifico! a message :   This is a fine discussion.   2009-07-13 13:26:53
BennettSend Bennett a message :   Sorry if that came across as a little too snarky. I appreciate all the comments . . . good and bad.   2009-07-13 13:17:44
John ASend John A a message :   Raisinettes!   2009-07-13 13:17:34
MrBlonde7Send MrBlonde7 a message :   oh SNAP   2009-07-13 13:07:02
BennettSend Bennett a message :   On this poster. I was working on the idea for the Neko Case poster and this popped into my head (no I wasn't sitting on this idea). To me this poster pays homage to country music's roots and the Hatch Show Print/letterpress style that has been historically associated with country music. I thought that this more modern/abstract take on a traditional style fit Neko Case really well. Maybe next time I will put in a fox and a bird caught in a cyclone.   2009-07-13 13:03:39
workshopSend workshop a message :   nice poster   2009-07-13 13:01:16
Michael NielsenSend Michael Nielsen a message :   ahhhhaha...poor jason lytle type! nice chloe   2009-07-13 12:56:34
Zach HobbsSend Zach Hobbs a message :   i made a podcast. I'll kick all your asses.   2009-07-13 12:54:08
crosshairSend crosshair a message :   sorry Bennett that was not in response to you, just general snark. carry on.   2009-07-13 12:49:18
lil_tuffySend lil_tuffy a message :   man, that nate dude is a whiny lil' douchebag. My apologies to Bennett for cluttering his comments with this nonsense.   2009-07-13 12:48:56
crosshairSend crosshair a message :   and so on. Sour Grapes = funny.   2009-07-13 12:48:02
BennettSend Bennett a message :   Wow, I wondered when this day would come.
I have been immersing myself in the world of gig posters over the last few years (since the post on BADG). Unlike some people assumed, I WAS really asking questions in that post (in a slightly over-provocative way). I think the post generated some good discussion and I learned a great deal. Like anything there is good and bad to everything. I think gig posters are a great way to flex your creative muscle and pay tribute to the music you love. I also have no problem in creating a great dog food brochure. I think the biggest problem is assuming that creativity and genius can only happening for rock shows, paper promotions or AIGA posters for that mater. So I have no blanket statement to make about the gig poster world, but obviously I have a toe or two dangling in it.
  2009-07-13 12:47:37
crosshairSend crosshair a message :   Those whose own bands fail, write snooty reviews of other bands.   2009-07-13 12:47:33
steve wSend steve w a message :   those who can't think twitter   2009-07-13 12:32:41
TenebriniSend Tenebrini a message :   ""Those who can't do podcast..." was thinking the same thing. <---- hah! Me too.   2009-07-13 12:32:05
seireyhoSend seireyho a message :   "Those who can't do podcast..." was thinking the same thing.   2009-07-13 12:28:47
stinkbaitSend stinkbait a message :   I stand by my comments on Nate's design skills. They are sub par. There are regulars here who's portfolio would run circles around his. Illustration skills are limited even for a cartoonist, branding is non existent... At least Bennett can make appealing work. Those who can't do podcast... Seacrest out!   2009-07-13 12:24:27
anchoresseSend anchoresse a message :   more:   2009-07-13 12:01:22
anchoresseSend anchoresse a message :   2009-07-13 11:59:51
slaterSend slater a message :   Can someone post the actual link to Nate's gigposter bashing?   2009-07-13 11:23:12
stinkbaitSend stinkbait a message :   I'm not coming down on Bennett I want to know how he views posters now. That discussion was a while back and even Nate's rant on the Chicago Biennial was a year ago. While I do like a lot of Bennett's letterpress work I think Nate is a half ass designer who wishes he could do the work AA or Lure or any number of gigposter artists are capable of doing. The deal is we can make rock posters and turn around and brand an airline if we want (which we have done). He can do a podcast and talk down to rock poster designers.   2009-07-13 10:50:45
standardSend standard a message :   This seems like a generally good idea someone was sitting on, waiting for a project that involved two words with the same number of letters. It seems to have very little to do with the music or body of visual work that is already associated with Neko. I actually think the Dane Cook comment is sort of valid. Ha.   2009-07-13 10:20:10
crosshairSend crosshair a message :   whoah. echo.   2009-07-13 10:17:03
crosshairSend crosshair a message :   Darn you peveto for posting that link. I can't believe I read that.
I live in blissful ignorance of the whole world of design, designers, annuals, competitions... now I know I'm not missing anything.
I do enjoy playing with ink.
  2009-07-13 10:07:19
crosshairSend crosshair a message :   Darn you peveto for posting that link. I can't believe I read that.
I live in blissful ignorance of the whole world of design, designers, annuals, competitions... now I know I'm not missing anything.
I do enjoy playing with ink.
  2009-07-13 10:01:46
workshopSend workshop a message :   all you fans of nate...he's over here now:   2009-07-13 09:46:01
workshopSend workshop a message :   mrblonde is correct. poor bennett was running with the wrong crowd for a while and has since severed relations as far as i know.   2009-07-13 09:40:06
ricv64Send ricv64 a message :   dog food is more like the name for a poetry slam   2009-07-13 08:21:34
GhostSend Ghost a message :   hahahaa   2009-07-13 08:18:59
philaarts.comSend a message :   if you put neko case's face on a dog food concert poster... would that be a problem?   2009-07-13 08:18:04
TenebriniSend Tenebrini a message :   I'd be alright with that... make it a hot dog show... even better.   2009-07-13 08:16:31
philaarts.comSend a message :   what if you did a poster for a dog show?   2009-07-13 08:15:45
ricv64Send ricv64 a message :   steve w has good taste in art though   2009-07-13 08:14:57
TenebriniSend Tenebrini a message :   "not worry" that is   2009-07-13 08:14:26
TenebriniSend Tenebrini a message :   I don't mind designing shit for Harley-Davidson so I can make art on the side and now worry about whether or not people will buy it so I can feed my family. Designing dog food brochures on the other hand would seriously bum me out.   2009-07-13 08:14:10
steve wSend steve w a message :   I also like jorge's art prints   2009-07-13 08:13:38
philaarts.comSend a message :   i love the turkey legs at ren fairez   2009-07-13 08:10:31
ricv64Send ricv64 a message :   steve w has bad taste   2009-07-13 08:09:25
andydieselSend andydiesel a message :   "who really WANTS to design a brochure for a dogfood company?"
someone who wants a real paycheck instead of hoping that their share of the dog food brochures will sell at a craft faire so they can make rent.
  2009-07-13 08:08:07
steve wSend steve w a message :   As an Artist, I prefer the taste of Alpo   2009-07-13 07:51:06
philaarts.comSend a message :   what type of dog food?   2009-07-13 07:17:27
boadiceaSend boadicea a message :   the question they always seemed to fail to ask was would you rather be a designer or an Artist? who really WANTS to design a brochure for a dogfood company?
this piece might work in the latter category?
  2009-07-13 07:12:47
steve wSend steve w a message :   haven't listened to it, so I don't know the context, but that sounds like a pretty uninformed opinion to me.   2009-07-13 06:04:37
MeelooSend Meeloo a message :   Interesting discussion on that Be a Design Group blog. I particularly like Televators comment : "The problem designers should have with these posters is not that they donít have a proper client, but that they all look so similar. The imagery is different, but the style is so similar."   2009-07-13 05:54:00
MrBlonde7Send MrBlonde7 a message :   Upon a second read, this Bennett seems to not be an asshole, but Nate Voss sure does. I bet that guy just screams "I need a face-punching" if you met him in person.   2009-07-13 00:56:03
MrBlonde7Send MrBlonde7 a message :   This is from those assholes? Heh. Funny.   2009-07-13 00:43:27
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   A design solution for the wrong problem! Fuck off.   2009-07-12 23:51:00
slaterSend slater a message :   Those are pretty valid points he brought in that link Geoff posted. I'm comfortable in what I'm doing but I understand where he's coming from...   2009-07-12 23:26:39
El Negro Magnifico!Send El Negro Magnifico! a message :   He's an entertaining enough fella.   2009-07-12 23:00:29
seriplopSend seriplop a message :   sounds like a pleasant guy
  2009-07-12 22:34:59
El Negro Magnifico!Send El Negro Magnifico! a message :   I'll point out that since the Be A Design podcast ended, Nate Voss has taken the "what's up with these gigposters?" thing over to, although he hasn't messed with that lately.   2009-07-12 22:29:24
seriplopSend seriplop a message :   ahhh it's those guys..
so what is this poster communicating about neko case? i'll tell ya one thing , it sure isn't saying much about jason lytle....
  2009-07-12 22:27:09
El Negro Magnifico!Send El Negro Magnifico! a message :   HOLY SHIT. I totally forgot about that.   2009-07-12 22:21:10
stinkbaitSend stinkbait a message :   Chloe you were in on the conversation.
  2009-07-12 21:01:12
Platinum RichSend Platinum Rich a message :   i'm not familiar with the music so this may be over my head, but this seems like decoration more than design.   2009-07-12 20:54:23
seriplopSend seriplop a message :   playing with ink? curious to read/hear that.   2009-07-12 20:53:31
lil_tuffySend lil_tuffy a message :   I guess I missed that day of school.
  2009-07-12 20:53:13
stinkbaitSend stinkbait a message :   I'm curious where Bennett's thoughts are on Gigposters being valid design now. You've obviously thrown your hat into the ring. Is this a design? Is it a smart solution for the client? Did you devalue design by making this poster? You and Adrian asked a lot of questions a while back about wether posters are real design. Adrian went as far to say poster makers are just playing with ink.   2009-07-12 20:38:38
MrBlonde7Send MrBlonde7 a message :   I'm getting that podcast asap.   2009-07-12 14:06:43
steve wSend steve w a message :   Neko was on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me yesterday   2009-07-12 07:49:45
DEADWEIGHTSend DEADWEIGHT a message :   So great!   2009-07-11 08:35:11
El Negro Magnifico!Send El Negro Magnifico! a message :   Good one! I love that woman.   2009-07-11 08:16:29
MrBlonde7Send MrBlonde7 a message :   I enjoy this.   2009-07-10 19:06:39
jarredderrajSend jarredderraj a message :   yessir   2009-07-10 16:08:51
jarredderrajSend jarredderraj a message :   yes'm   2009-07-10 16:08:40
Mikey JacketSend Mikey Jacket a message :   bad ass!   2009-07-10 15:57:17
Hot SnotSend Hot Snot a message :   Dope!   2009-07-10 15:15:43
workshopSend workshop a message :   yayy   2009-07-10 13:45:57
ROb WeychertSend ROb Weychert a message :   Wow. Wow. Awesome.   2009-07-10 12:11:31
BennettSend Bennett a message :   ancoresse, You have now put a blight on this clean poster . . . & hugs would be plenty.   2009-07-10 10:47:48
mixtapenostalgiaSend mixtapenostalgia a message :   so so awesome   2009-07-10 10:41:54
anchoresseSend anchoresse a message :   would have been better for DANE COOK. xoxo bennett   2009-07-10 10:38:53
scott campbellSend scott campbell a message :   lovely   2009-07-10 10:30:03
DeliciousSend Delicious a message :   super smart   2009-07-10 10:23:30
eyepeaceSend eyepeace a message :   Very Nice!   2009-07-10 10:14:13
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