This is one of the finest posters on the site. Everything about it is superior and what's more I am holding one right now. It will have a very prominent spot on the new studio walls. Fan-fucking-tastic! Thank you sooo much.
Yea but what if the foot was an arm.. Would that arm call to you as well. Or what if the foot was can of tuna? It's a space ship taking off into a button in the sky? What does it all mean basil? I guess I should stop harping on seripop posters..Maybe I am just getting old.
I personally think it's awesome as well, love the illustration and the concept, the lettering is a bit hard to read, but I think the color choices are great, the idea is great, and I dig the foot at the bottom, the foot calls to me.
because its original, full of energy, The 'hand done' type treatment is insane. Its easy to look at it as a whole piece and not as a picture with text on top of it. Plus I like the simple color scheme. my two cents.
in real life it's WAAAAYYYY easier to read.
also, chloe is right about the audience. it would seem, to me, that the people checkin' out this kind of show, would stop and read it carefully. seripop's posters have been posted around town for awhile now, and i think people are now used to them/recognize them. they can identify seripop posters, they instantly know that a seripop is most like a gig poster, and they generally seem to be for bands, not necessarily in the same genre, but who might share audiences. so yeah, when people see a seripop in montreal, they DO stop and read it, because they know that it's likely to be for a kick axe show.
if more people on this site were familiar with the montreal arts scene over the last 40-50 years, then this poster would not seem so "odd". seripop is most definitley a logical part of what has been going on in montreal for ages. it's just that we snobs in the usa don't bother looking north at canadians who speak french as very important to notice.
check it all out - amazing work has been pouring out of montreal forever... seripop is just mostly our first glimpse of it.
one last thing-
we DO consider our audience that's WHY we feel comfortable doing stuff that takes ait of effort to read from time to time
because we know who goes to these shows and that they are up for it
first off these posters are 19 x 24 in "real life" so the larger size makes it easierto read
second yes the wwre on the walls of the city
we d many similary lettered posters and all the time people email us or tell us in person at the shows that our posters make them stop and take a minute out of thier day and they are happy for it
our style is reconised in town and iin a city full of comic artists (who offen wheat paste weird "art prints") people are used to, and comfortable scrutening a poster
third- the 3 bands are psych-space rock of diffrent varieties.
and 4th the show was last night and OVER capacity with 400 some people in a venue that holds 300 legally
so all in all i don't think there was a problem
This is a beautiful poster. Legibility however is compromised to a point were reading this is really really difficult. So the question is - have you sacrificed too much for impact? I think you have to consider your audience. If these were hung up on the walls around the city, this might be a poor choice. If these were handed out as hand flyers to individuals they would probably work to read it and go to the show. Criticizing it from a perspective of just art, this is powerful and beautiful.
Fantastic..the appeal of SeriPop's posters is not pandering to the lowest common denominator..original and interesting always..imagery notwithstanding..the hard to read text makes this poster what it is..an example of the type of poster that gets people taking notice..in amongst a lot of unoriginal and uninspiring ink this stands out a magnificent mile....
this is 19" x 24
3 color screenprint
we wanted to pun on the record company's name and the genre of music...
the unicorns are mtl's rising stars
we really like orange
i think most of our posters have orange in em
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actually brendan, i believe thats 'soft canyon'... ah hem. this is possibly my favouritest seripop poster EVER! amazing job you guys! vive la quebec!
Jesus, Chloe..fuck...uhhh...what can I say about this? Amazing, I even dig the text, god it reminds me of this old Fillmore ere poster for Dylan I think..uhhh, yeah, did I mention that I really like this?
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Looks eye-popping guys
It IS hard to read, but with this I get the feeling the people who would be interested in going to the show would also be the ones to stop and study the poster.