I finally got this recently on eBay (99 bucks - What?!?! I'd have paid 200) and it is much more striking in person. Sick and fun to look at. I've put it next to my bed, and I stare at it as I fall asleep.
The lines are amazing in this. Very futurist (if someone hasn't already mentioned that.) I'm too tired to read the longer comments. I can look at this forever. The lettering is wonderful. Perfect for Radiohead. Great poster.
i really dont find the text to be hard to read at all.. infact it draws my eye in to read it.. this has always been a fav of mine.. and justin hamptons radiohead rocks too..
on top of that, who was doing radiohead silkscreens for small clubs back before ok computer came out...
also john seabury is a featured artist in the art of rock..
i respect your opinion clint, i just dont have the same..
Personally, I really like this poster. I"m not sure why Clint is being so critical. I would really like to hold one and see the technique used. It looks as if a lot of thought went into the concept and execution and I bet it's a sweet screenprint!
I have no problem with the hand done text. It looks great and complimenmts the illustration with the same style.
What is is about this text has to be readable to the promoter? I have no problem reading it. It's fun and interesting to look at. I'd stop on the street if I saw it in a record shop window. It gets the passerbys attention and that's the goal.
Clint, let's see some of your work. I'd love top see how you handle your text.
I do a little of both..straight forward --easy to read text..and then I also do very Griffinesque, and Wes Wislon style text, something you have to stare at to get the message. Each poster requires a different approach and I think this poster's text is well suited.
Good job, John!
Boy Clint, you managed to come to a lot of conclusions about the artist just from looking at this piece. Personally, I like it and don't think he was trying to stroke his own ego. I'm sure he was a fan of Radiohead and did a piece that reminded of the band. As for the hand-lettering, I don't think it looks too jarring, it actully fits well with the illustration. I think anything too "perfect" would have
looked like it was just slapped on an illustration rather than forming a complete image. My only complaint is the pink lettering which does kind of look out of place, especially next to that dull brown. I really like the way the border is all crooked, again, fitting well with the style of the illustration. I think he did a good job, and you can tell a lot of time and care was involved.
This is one of the better ones for Radiohead I've seen, coz the illustration seems to reflect what their lyrics are often about...freaking out internally in/due to the effects of the modern world. Nice work.