this is like poster school: one really strong, simple image that grabs your attention and then holds the thing together, simple typography that does the trick without calling attention to itself (like using 10 fucking fonts for no reason), and obviously great illustration.
Standard= The background and sidewalk were actually an afterthought. I had all the text and principle elements finished, and then thought, "Awe, what the heck." and started using ink washes like crazy. It turned out very different and better than I intended.
not only is dave probably onew of the best illustrators out there AND has amazing layout/lettering skills where al his posters work great as solid designs BUT ALSO his ideas are fresh and witty
he throws out new stuff all the time and is a creative traiblaser
' the guy has a style wholy his own and ideas wholy his own
if he cpuld either a) get more of his posters screenprinted orb) get some sweet magazine illustration jobs he could make asweet pile o'bling.
This rules the gigposter wasteland!!! David's stuff is so good... consistently. He needs to take some confidence in his work and make some big freelance bucks.
I traded a poster with him at Flatstock 2 and the whole time he stared at me with a confused "Why?" look in his eyes. He tried to discourage me from trading because he thought I was getting the short end of the stick since it was a b/w xerox but I walked away with a signed DWITT poster and I knew I got the better deal.
One of the guys who lives above me is in the band Day Kit, and he hired me to do someting similar to the iCollide poster. Something kinda slapsticky, funny, freeze frame action type thing.
Since he paid me to do a big drawing, I went hog wild on details, I normally work half this size.
The advance copy of their album sounds great, I'm eager to see them play live.