Great poster. Great image. Strong text.
That image is worth using a few times. There wouldn't be much art or posters for that matter without appropriation. That image looks pretty old. I doubt anyone on the site can claim they used it first. I read the comments of other posters using this image. Seemed people enjoyed the stolen image in those. Is it just because it is the poster of the week? It's only one week. Seven days. There probably will be other "Posters of the Week" coming very soon.
At first I wasn't sure why this got potw either, but now I think it balances the all-illustration, all the time fever. I can't draw, so I gape and sigh over that stuff, but this has superb type choices, excellent use of an image to communicate content, and unbeatable composition.
I havent checked out gigposters.com in a while and was really surprised to see this up here. yes, its stolen. do an altavista image search and type in "make out" or some shit like that. as far as being functional but not that flashy and so on, I agree. when I made this poster I was pumping out 30 to 50 posters a month for half a dozen clubs while also putting them up on the street. I wanted them to be functional and recognizable for each club I worked for and also as one of my posters. now I do around 15 a month, its nice to not be so creatively taxed trying to come up with good ideas. thanks for the comments, I'm all about constructive criticism. I especially enjoyed "poster of the weak", that was rad. *nat
This is okay, but the point about info display is important. If I, trying to promote a show, had to choose between this poster and a screenprinted poster with swirly neato letters that took 30 seconds to read, I'd choose this one immediately. I think that people get caught up in the artfulness of poster design without taking into account that there is also a function in addition to the form. These aren't art prints for the wall, they're for enticing finicky concert goers to come to a show. Plus...it has kissing, which is very romantic.
I like it.
I take some liberties with the info on posters but this (and nat damm's other work) is a great example of an ACTUAL WORKING POSTER...not something meant to be numbered and collected and all that. A poster that looks cool and that you could glom all the info from while riding past it on your bike. Congratulations.
You're kidding!! This can't be Poster of The Week! No offense, Nat, but i am aware that this is stolen imagery (i made a poster using the same photo like 3 years ago) and the layout is just OK. I've come to expect great things from Poster of the Week.