standard's comments sounds about right-
firstly it's not "copped" from any poster. i don't know the series that was mentioned, but c'mon, that is like saying anything with a skull was "copped." playing cards are such an obvious theme. it IS copped from whomever designed the deck i was working from.
here's what this is:
"hey liz, can you do a poster for that show on sunday? i know you're busy, but just do something quick- here, use this suicide king"
also- the colors are red and yellow- check your monitor.
at least it caused a bit of controversy!
Well I guess this will be mine for the day:When first looking at this design piece I have to say, I was terrorized, but more on that later. First let us break down the fundamental lack of continuity within the piece. Before we get into the basic aesthetics of the design we have to go deeper (if that's possible with this piece) in order to unlock the creative content of which it seeks to draw out any conscience or subconscience reaction from the viewer.
Not since Millet thumbed his nose at the Neo-Classic community has something so shallow been used in order to communicate to a plebeian audience. At least at the advent of Romanticism when Gericault celebrated the heroics of common men in his Raft of the Medusa there was in both composition and subject matter the stuff of heroes--the kind of breakthrough of which one can find the influence over a century later in musical works such as Aaron Copeland's Fanfare for the Common Man.
This piece on the other hand seems to be at a loss for a subject with any substance whatsoever. Despite its military overtones and poor execution I cannot credit it as the opposite of a Meissonier, because though Meissonier lacked substance in his work he was at least a master draftsman. Thus this piece seems to lack merit both aesthetically and conceptually. Perhaps if the artist had used a subject such as the dog feces on the cover of the Sex Pistol's Flogging a Dead Horse album they could make some apish claim to creative shock value, but alas they have chosen a much lower and less interesting subject.
Moving on to the actual aesthetic problems with the piece I must first point out the lack of color intuition. The color of the typography seems to be hinting at something, but I'm not sure what. There could be an undertone of Christo-pagan influence. The red and the green obviously helps us to see the tortured nature of the artist as being somehow set apart from the western understanding of love or mercy. This is exacerbated by the lack of directional fluidity of the airborne objects in the piece.. One cannot argue the lack of meaning carries the same nihilistic intents of Duchamp, Arp or Ernst, or any other Dadaist for that matter, simply because there must be something of substance to depart from in the first place.
oh for fucks sake. :roll:
ok. from now on, one poster a day. when you load the first page, it's whatever the randomizer serves up. look at it, think about it, and think about it some more. react to it. engage it! it's engaging you. explain how you feel about it. explain what you think was the artists direction/thought process. touch on such topics as color theory, line quality, subtle iconography, etc...
then, and only then will you get the whole gigposters experience. what are you people doing anyway???
well - about half of the twenty that get looked at in 5 minutes dont deserve much time. (see some of mine - mike thompson). the others get commented on. i do agree that sometimes - i dig, kick ass, sweet, or nice dont exactly tell you what your doing right, but having said that - i suppose that if there was just alittle something that could have been better - they woulda commented on it eh? so - maybe your poster here is flawless. ????
here's a comment - i woulda made the guitars gibson's and not fenders, but maybe that's what the bands play. also knowing me i woulda snuck some blood in there or something somewhere for no good reason at all besides i like horror movies too much and then i'd have all kinds of comments about it. hows that sir?
We do LOOK at the posters. some longer then others. But if I was to give an in-depth critique of every poster I wanted to comment on, i'd be on here for 20 hours a day. We all love posters here and we want to the artists to know when we like theirs. "watch much mtv"? Why are you being a prick?
so you're all for a stroke fest?
and 20 posters every 5 minutes makes me think that you're not actually actively viewing a particular poster which would prohibit you from thinking about it, critically or otherwise. watch much MTV??
are you bitching that people are praising your posters? come on, some people will give you in dept critiques but remember, there are over 12,000 posters on here and someone looks at maybe 20 posters every 5 minutes. praise is praise. if someone says one of my posters "kicks ass", I'm not going to ask them why they think it kicks ass...... I just smile.
i would never take anything said here too seriously for it to ruin my day kev... i've only joined up here recently and already i'm seeing a tonne of stuff that i find irrelevant praised to no end. just wish people would use a critical eye. or is this forum just one big stroke-fest? y'know?