i don't like this at all. i've been working on the computer for about 12 hours so that could be part of the reason but i can't make out any of this.
the text sucks. i think i see a hand and a gun. i'm not sure. the illo looks like something i doodled in middle school on the toe of my shoe.
S IS FOR SOUND
8 SAT FEB 2003
from up to bottom.
and lettering close to the gun says
SIX SHOOTER JITUDAN ROPPATU
jitudan roppotu means six shooter in japanese
are you guys satisfied, fuckin professionals pigs?
i am making flyer because it's fun.
am i the only one to make flyer for the shows?
but not all the time.
i just want to make flyers i have never seen.
also about this flyer, i don't think lots of people know those bands in U.S. or CANADA.
because most of them are japanese local bands, and band name says japanese sometimes.
that's enough, frivolities.
honestly, didn't like this at first. has definitely grown on me, and, as far as an advertisement for a show goes, it's both good and bad. the thing that I like about this now is that I am certain that if I saw this from a distance on some kiosk or telephone pole, I'd go closer to see what it's all about. the band names are placed really well. I just have a problem reading the rest of the info, wish it wasn't quite so tight, though I do like that it is somewhat like a magic eye poster in reverse; the closer you get the more it reveals itself, where at first it just looks like action lines. of course, also to consider is the fact that this poster is probably larger than handbill size (the size it shows up on your monitor), so any problems might be resolved just by making it bigger. just some thoughts.
I can appreciate the gobbledygook text used as a part of the poster...graphic wise...but nothing makes sense to me...but it really doesn't fucking matter. Clay picks em because it's his site. Can't argue with that.
I have glasses, and if I decided to I suppose I could read it, but it looks like something doodled on the inside of a high school students binder. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's not something I would spend all that much time desiphering either.
I've seen this sort of thing done before with better results . . . usually by Chloe and Yannick.
this poster gives me a headache. if I were the band for this show, I'd be a little pissed. this puts the artwork ahead of the band and that just ain't right for a gigposter. I don't get it.
P.S. The "type" sucks
cool image, but is that scribble wrapping around supposed to be the date/time/place?
this may be the most illegible poster i seen this side of the mini-lettering melvins poster that kleinsmith did.
THE NEW CHAMPEEN!! BOW DOWN!!!