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Beacon Theater
New York City
2004-04-19 23:42:40

Sting Poster - Beacon Theater, New York City - Smokestack

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phoondaddySend phoondaddy a message :   Love this mucho.   2005-07-15 08:00:40
VSDaysSend VSDays a message :   Just to add to this, I own the Boston and this one. On the bottom of both it reads: "Design by Barry Ament of Smokestack". So Barry did this one and the Boston, Kleinsmith did the Oakland. Mystery solved.   2004-04-23 07:36:40
frankSend frank a message :   this reminds me of luba lukova. she's amazing.   2004-04-21 10:23:58
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   this image is really perfect for sting. he has such depth of feeling on so many topics, yet he's still trapped - "caged", if you will - in a white man's world.
can't we all just get along?
  2004-04-20 21:40:26
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   "aahhhhm sting"   2004-04-20 20:04:52
wezzburlesqueSend wezzburlesque a message :   "despite all my rage..." i shouldn't know this.   2004-04-20 18:48:08
SashSend Sash a message :   "Because of all my rage, I'm still just a rat in a cage..."   2004-04-20 18:45:39
modrocket10Send modrocket10 a message :   oh yeah, sting sucks too.   2004-04-20 16:40:59
modrocket10Send modrocket10 a message :   Wow....58 comments on this? I miss a lot without the net at work. This and the Oakland rule the school.   2004-04-20 16:40:35
oahu_surfaSend oahu_surfa a message :   amazing series, powerhouse collaboration.   2004-04-20 16:39:58
ForeverdrunkSend Foreverdrunk a message :   No problem.. I am not amercian so sometimes my english fails me.. They are using "Smokestack". they even have t-shirts. Check the site i gace and under the designer: Smokestack. These were the first posters.   2004-04-20 16:08:53
seripopSend seripop a message :   sorry my mistake the impression i got from fd's post was that he made up the name "smokestack" because he didn't wanna submit this stuff under kliensmith or ames sorry for the mix-up   2004-04-20 16:07:04
John ASend John A a message :   Umm..... they are using the name "smokestack" for thier collabs.   2004-04-20 16:03:42
seripopSend seripop a message :   forever drunk- if ames/kliensmith are not using the name "smokestack" for thier collabs what right to you have to just put that in there?   2004-04-20 16:01:09
ForeverdrunkSend Foreverdrunk a message :   They are Ames people plus kleinsmith. Yes the same Ames that have made Pearl Jam stuff for years.   2004-04-20 15:58:13
Beto RamirezSend Beto Ramirez a message :   This is terrific! Love this style... if this is by the Ames Bros. its very cool. If it is by another designer... its very cool too. Whatever, this poster rocks.   2004-04-20 15:56:37
ForeverdrunkSend Foreverdrunk a message :   Ok time to post. I was the one that had these Sting Posters. Smokestack is Kleinsmith, barry ament and coby. The last two from Ames. They are under the same website:
I choose to add Smokstack as an artist and not kleinsmtih plus Barry or something like that. The se posters are legit and amazing. I have the Oakland and the NYC. Really cool in person!!
  2004-04-20 15:55:34
Platinum RichSend Platinum Rich a message :   i love these sting posters. they're silly, just like sting.   2004-04-20 12:03:18
Dirk FowlerSend Dirk Fowler a message :   I actually own this poster. I got it from Coby Schultz in Austin. Not because i like Sting mind you, but because this is one of the sweetest looking posters I've seen. I also got the Kleinsmith one. It's just as nice.
These are a case where I really don't care who the poster is for, the designs are beautiful.
Oh yeah, and my wife likes Sting.
  2004-04-20 11:38:38
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   a mate and i drunkenly composed a song about sting on saturday..the same riff as roxanne, with the lyrics changed to "i'm sting"   2004-04-20 11:38:21
Pat. James LongoSend Pat. James Longo a message :   This is a beautiful poster. The angles are astounding. The negative space really draws you in.   2004-04-20 11:32:45
philaarts.comSend a message :   this is a fucking funny read.   2004-04-20 11:32:29
BryanSend Bryan a message :   Ames was selling these at flatstock.   2004-04-20 11:27:31
PlantweedSend Plantweed a message :   Batson D. Belfrey   2004-04-20 11:15:41
whiteyhoustonSend whiteyhouston a message :   or Scott Carson?   2004-04-20 11:06:30
Cody PomeroySend Cody Pomeroy a message :   would that have been Senor Rohyphnol?   2004-04-20 11:03:08
kozikSend kozik a message :   I have done shit under false names before. Its fun.   2004-04-20 10:59:39
Cody PomeroySend Cody Pomeroy a message :   doesn't make sense because Ames has done non PJ work before.   2004-04-20 10:46:51
kozikSend kozik a message :   psuedonym because they are saddled with Ames=Pearljam and its chafing them.   2004-04-20 10:42:04
BabyShoesSend BabyShoes a message :   I :heart: This. It's amazing!! :)   2004-04-20 10:40:11
PlantweedSend Plantweed a message :   I keep seeing "Tortoise" or "The Monkeywrench" instead of "Sting," but kudos to whoever commissioned these.   2004-04-20 10:30:43
FinchSend Finch a message :   I was going to go check out the posters on Sting's website, but the FREAKING BLARING MUSIC scared me away. That site really sucks...   2004-04-20 10:29:42
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   wrocco -
don't take offense. i'm only asking questions. haven't you ever encountered the scenario i described? didn't it bother you a little? i was wondering who the mysterious "smkestack" were, that's all. now that i find out it's not some david carson clone trying to rip off gp to impress the boss, i think they're great.
by why the psuedonym?
  2004-04-20 10:26:42
RobSend Rob a message :   "Smokestack
The rock poster world's version of the Traveling Wilburys.
Super Group, Suckers, or Seattle's Finest?......The story remains to be told."
  2004-04-20 10:26:31
Will RuoccoSend Will Ruocco a message :   Art, I'm not a "big licensing" company...I'm a "no name" designer and I was asked to do two Sting posters for the world tour. They were printed by the same screenprinters that does all the Ames Bros/Pearl Jam stuff. I assume someone from Ames did this recent set. They are all for sale on Sting's website. So they are all legit.   2004-04-20 10:23:28
RobSend Rob a message :   art's been very sweet to me.   2004-04-20 10:22:54
UnitusSend Unitus a message :   "Smokestack" is probably just a different collab team. Not the usual Ames. That's my guess.
No big whoop. Great work.
  2004-04-20 10:22:37
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   delicious -
noi apology is needed. just be more fair to me. i'm not the nasty s.o.b. everybody assumes. ask around.
  2004-04-20 10:22:05
kozikSend kozik a message :   I'm riding the white Dachsund.   2004-04-20 10:21:03
DeliciousSend Delicious a message :   my apologies Art.   2004-04-20 10:20:42
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   frank -
it seems you are making even less sense than usual. what gives? brown tar?
  2004-04-20 10:20:38
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   standard -
the mystery for me was that i couldn't figure these poster out. they seemed cloaked in mystery - especially as it turns out to be someone working under an assumed name. why do that? the work is good, so claim it. why hide?
  2004-04-20 10:19:51
kozikSend kozik a message :   shhhhhhhh....the 'man' is watching.   2004-04-20 10:18:57
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   frank -
what the hell are you talking about?
  2004-04-20 10:17:19
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   delicious -
i read the posts. there is a delay where i have to typre, ya know. thisngs pop up in the meantime and i end up responding to a poster left fave or so back. also, i coouldn't find the link to the website. if i had found it, i wouldn't have to rely upon you guys to tell me what's going on. but at least it gives you folks a chance to point out my percieved faults again. thanks for that.
  2004-04-20 10:16:24
kozikSend kozik a message :   the sky is falling! the sky is falling!   2004-04-20 10:13:24
sharpieSend sharpie a message :   Yes this does look like an Ames Pearl Jam poster anyways. Good stuff. But Sting? :o   2004-04-20 10:11:15
standardSend standard a message :   Yes, I am curious as to where the mystery is, exactly.   2004-04-20 10:10:30
DeliciousSend Delicious a message :   Sometimes I swear Art only read his own posts. - Another obvious clue (besides the ones already given) that this is Ames related is the size in which the poster is posted.   2004-04-20 10:07:28
kozikSend kozik a message :   if you go to the website its fairly obvious whats going on.   2004-04-20 10:05:51
scrojoSend scrojo a message :   i seriously doubt these are a hack job but, if they are........ damn nice hack job.   2004-04-20 10:03:16
kozikSend kozik a message :   I think its Ames and some other NW cats doing non pearl jam work. its high time.   2004-04-20 09:59:27
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   so, if this is ames trying to make some serious scratch - very cool. i like the idea that those guys are finally trying to expand their horizons and make some retirement cash. good for them.
but if it's just some nyc junior art director copping a style to make the boss happy, then i object.
it would be nice to solve the mystery.
  2004-04-20 09:52:02
Michael ApparatusSend Michael Apparatus a message :   I can't type or spell.   2004-04-20 09:50:55
Michael ApparatusSend Michael Apparatus a message :   Well, the website listed for this is which I believe is Ames' thing that's what made me thing that.   2004-04-20 09:50:04
seripopSend seripop a message :   well like mentioned, the website icon leads to ames' site   2004-04-20 09:49:28
John ASend John A a message :   punk'd :wink:   2004-04-20 09:49:11
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   it all looks too much like ames/kleinsmith/andrio alberi/etc. etc. to just pop up in ny this way. it feels like a junior art director just out of school working at an agency trying to look hip and crazy, so they copped the style they liked on this site.
there's no tradition of this kind of work in nyc to pop up so fully realized like this. besides, sting would work with big licensing and agencies anyway. he's into money in too big a way to allow some unkown artists to just cash in on his name like this.
i seriously doubt ames would do this stuff under psuedonym. i can't see those guys doing that.
  2004-04-20 09:47:53
RobSend Rob a message :   sting is very "adult" music.   2004-04-20 09:47:49
PlantweedSend Plantweed a message :   Ames: too good for Sting, but I'd take the $$ and profile too.
I saw Sting live once, I enjoyed parts of it but was high as a kite and it was outdoors on a nice summer night. He's an accomplished musician and writer but the combo of jazz-chording-verse with pop-hook-chorus is a shakey move at best and dopey when used with such regularity. Joni Mitchell did the pop-jazz thing much more authentically and less contrived.
  2004-04-20 09:46:48
EMEKSend EMEK a message :   Hi Art i believe these are made by the same team that have been doing all of pearl Jams posters for years, under a different name? the Ames Brothers studio.. so they have been honing their style for a while now.. thats what i think at least...   2004-04-20 09:44:18
RobSend Rob a message :   ya know art, i thought "ames" when i saw these. i then clicked on smokestack's website icon and guess where it sent me?   2004-04-20 09:43:40
John ASend John A a message :   I think "smokestack" is Kleinsmith and Barry and Coby of the Ames bros.   2004-04-20 09:43:02
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   there's something about these sting posters that bothers me. they are too 'out of nowhere' and too accomplished and perfect and "alternative" to just pop up like this. i get the impression that these were done by a big-time studio or ad agency to look like cool hip gigposters (beacuse that ol' sting is so 'cool' and 'hip' - gag!)
i dunno, maybe i'm wrong, but these have a slightly bogus feel to them. inauthentic somehow.
anybody have any background on this artist or any info about these posters?
  2004-04-20 09:40:49
THINKMULE2Send THINKMULE2 a message :   VERRRRY cool.   2004-04-20 09:04:38
ShawnySend Shawny a message :   bird cages on heads are ALWAYS funny. i like your style...i'd also like to see a bigger version of this.   2004-04-20 07:02:51
mark@methanestudiosSend mark@methanestudios a message :   I like this one too! maybe sting should get a clue   2004-04-20 06:45:20
PlantweedSend Plantweed a message :   Dig this, good for a Sting poster.   2004-04-20 06:15:11
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