I thought exactly what Dan said about this - totally departs from Chloe & Yan's "usual" style (whatever you could designate that as) yet still maintains its seriploppiness.
Love it, as I love most of the plop's work.
"there's a certain point where bands/people etc just want a Seripop, Methane, Burwell, Crosshair, etc poster because of the aesthetics involved. That's what I love about posters... ie you want the individual take on things. This is pretty fun." -----------------------------------------
Completely, agreed with this.
Everybody: Please disregard my dumb comments. I didn't realize it was a band-organized thing, which would obviously mean that they wanted a Seripop poster, and whatnot. Sorry for the controversy.
And for the record, I can't wait to see Paul Gardner's version of this poster.
Also , in all fairness , pretty much any poster artist worth their salt has a distinctive style.
And those distinctive styles don't seem to prevent our friends from getting included in series.
A Jay Ryan poster always looks like a Jay Ryan poster , a Bongout poster always looks like a Bongout poster ect .
Anyways , I don't wanna start a whine fest.
I just found it surprising & frustrating that someone with a history of plagirism like Paul Gardner got included in a series that we would have LOVED to be in , yet those series always seem to pass us by .
Anyways , we were very happy to be asked to do this poster , didn't even realize it was a series till we saw the other Swell Season posters popping up on here.
Their manager was super cool to work with , I wish all our clients were like him.
i love it when a band organizes their own tour series. i think that's the best of both worlds. especially bands like the swell season, or spoon, etc. they're great to work with because they fully participate in the choosing of poster artists for their series, aren't looking for a free handout, and hire studios / artists to do what they do, but for the band. swell all around. omg GET IT?! xo
there's a certain point where bands/people etc just want a Seripop, Methane, Burwell, Crosshair, etc poster because of the aesthetics involved. That's what I love about posters... ie you want the individual take on things. This is pretty fun.
I suppose I agree to an extent. I don't know that I'd go so far as to say "radically" different.
This is a crusty old can of worms that probably didn't need re-opening. So... whatever. I'm sure the band would like it, and that's awesome. But I guess that begs the question of who decides what defines a band visually... the band, the designers, or the fans?
This is radically different from most recent Seripop posters and looks to me like a very clear response to the band and their music, albeit through Seripop's distinct lens.
Anyway I have friends in the band and am certain they will dig this.
Often times, I think in pointing out a poster's supposed lack of relation to the band, we project a much narrower and more limited understanding of what a band is about, than that of the band themselves.
Right. but if you're bummed about not being included in a series, it might be because they don't want a Seripop poster, but rather a poster for that band.
And I respect Chloe and Yannick to the max, so don't take this as hate mail. It just seems odd to me.
I'm a huge Seripop fan, but I'm having trouble connecting this to the band. It seems a bit avant-garde for them. And I wouldn't even bring it up, except the other day in the Paul Gardner thread you mentioned being bummed about not being included in offical tour series. But when your well-defined aesthetic over-powers any connection to the band... I don't know.
And I hope The Swell Season loves these. I think you guys are awesome, etc etc etc. But still, I guess I'm just curious.