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DESIGNER:
Art Chantry 
VENUE:
Creepy Crawl
St. Louis
MO
USA
 
SUBMITTED BY:
Stiffupperpress  
2004-07-19 23:41:13
 
BANDS:
High On Fire
Bongzilla
Tummler
Lofreq



High On Fire Poster - Creepy Crawl, St. Louis - Art Chantry



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bmetheSend bmethe a message :   i have this and its cool as hell. thanks, art.   2008-09-27 06:39:33
Tape EarsSend Tape Ears a message :   Well I dig it! Don't get it at all but I like the look of it. I think if people always made posters for my band in the same theme I would relish a change.
Anyone up for opening the door on the in-joke?
  2008-09-27 06:29:52
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   perfect. it's officially dead, now. i can move on to the light...   2008-03-12 12:24:12
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   (...crickets...)   2008-03-12 12:10:56
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   fookin' brilliant work! i bet a lot of you guys just thought this was a happy face, right?
(bait.)
  2008-03-12 12:00:49
ajosephbSend ajosephb a message :   zoinks   2008-01-05 18:15:10
El Negro Magnifico!Send El Negro Magnifico! a message :   Me too!   2006-04-01 16:08:34
bmetheSend bmethe a message :   just got one of these from Art's sale. awesome!   2006-03-13 07:29:56
Cody PomeroySend Cody Pomeroy a message :   interesting   2005-08-29 18:32:38
Dance PartySend Dance Party a message :   i think its rad.   2005-06-03 11:24:40
Platinum RichSend Platinum Rich a message :   looks like a cyclops on dope. works for me.   2005-06-03 09:49:55
seripopSend seripop a message :   i have never heard high on fire but i think if the promoter is confident that a certain poster will bring a crowd in his/her town , they have the last word.
i like the teeth.
  2005-06-03 09:29:02
RobSend Rob a message :   heh....mr. jones is funny.   2005-06-03 08:33:11
ajosephbSend ajosephb a message :   randumbized   2004-12-10 16:44:14
nemotronSend nemotron a message :   i like it!   2004-11-27 11:12:38
ENothingSend ENothing a message :   Highlight - Rob's joke.   2004-08-11 07:08:52
MaximumFluorideSend MaximumFluoride a message :   I would never make excuses for Art Chantry. I don't think this poster fits the band. I said so many times in my comments. I am just saying that it fits from Art's point of view. I don't agree with that. But, I will give him a little slack because I have actaully spoken to him about it and know that he didn't bang it out without some thought.
What I can't stand is when a designer makes a poster for a band without ANY regard for who they are, what they sound like or what thier fans might respond best to. When a designer creates work in a purely selfish fashion. That is not what happened here.
  2004-08-09 10:27:47
posterloverSend posterlover a message :   st louis scene must really be lame.   2004-08-09 05:53:10
BigDumbRockSend BigDumbRock a message :   Fuck you dude. I KNOW who HOF are.
Ok, look, I'm not denying that it's a stretch to say that this fits the band. It is. To me it fits them. And the band very well could hate it. But they might not hate it so much if a couple hundred people or so show up.
Ok, I'm not an artist, but I would think that one of the keys to a successful poster is whether or not it gets peoples attention, draws their interest and makes them want to go to the show. And in my experience with it, this one does. It's gotten a great reaction around here. And I think that's the most important thing.
All I'm saying is, it's a completely different ballgame as far as shows go in my town. The tried and true usually doesn't work.
Skulls, flames and bongs will not attract them a crowd here. They have much more of a hipster crowd than a metal crowd. This is not the first show I've done with them. I have a full understanding of what their audience is. Here. In St. Louis. Which is all I need to know.
And that audience likes this poster and it has created a lot of buzz for the show. Which will hopefully get their asses in the club. Which will help me pay the band. And that's my main job. Not making sure the poster fits or that they like it. I really like the guys and I hope they do like it. But I can live with it if they don't. Especially if the show sells out.
  2004-08-09 04:38:34
8ballSend 8ball a message :   Nope. Not Broadway. I'm already known as an asshole so I don't need to hide behind a psuedonym to be one.
You're missing the point, MF. What I was trying to convey about the HOF design was:
It's a crap design. Period. You can explain 50 ways to Sunday as how it makes sense, but in essence, it's half-assed. The ONLY reason why someone would say it isn't, is because it was designed by ART CHANTRY, and therefore is completely, and totally valid for the band. Art designed so IT HAS TO fit the band in some reason or other. I ain't buying that load. I find this discussion funny, because you're one of the die-hard champions that the overall message (or image) of a poster should fit the band.
Come on, you're trying to tell me this fits HIGH ON FIRE? Or are you making excuses for Art Chantry?
  2004-08-09 03:21:58
MaximumFluorideSend MaximumFluoride a message :   Gacy's art SUCKS...a lot of Chantry's work SUCKS...the only reason their art is considered valuable is via name recognition...
Gacy killed kids....he shits on a canvas..IT'S VALUABLE...
Art did some good work...he shits on a canvas...IT'S VALUABLE.." OHHH!!!! So YOUR Broadway?
  2004-08-09 03:14:13
MaximumFluorideSend MaximumFluoride a message :   To compare the ability and efforts of one mans lifes work to the work of an oppurtunist serial killer trying to cash in is not very well thought out. Not at all. Wether you like Art's work or not it has had a serious impact on the world of graphic design.
gacy's work is collected for freak value, not any kind of skill, ability or impact.
You are certainly entitled to not like Art's work (as I don't) but you can't use that to diminish the work he has done or what he has accomplished. To do that is short sighted and petty. It comes off as personal rather than objective. Wise people are objective.
  2004-08-09 03:13:19
8ballSend 8ball a message :   Gacy's art SUCKS...a lot of Chantry's work SUCKS...the only reason their art is considered valuable is via name recognition...
Gacy killed kids....he shits on a canvas..IT'S VALUABLE...
Art did some good work...he shits on a canvas...IT'S VALUABLE..
  2004-08-09 03:11:15
8ballSend 8ball a message :   By artwork or social status? Either way it's the same thing....name recognition. You're missing (or ignoring) the point..   2004-08-09 03:03:45
MaximumFluorideSend MaximumFluoride a message :   Comparing Chantry to Gacy is ridiculous. I stopped taking your comment serious right around there.   2004-08-09 02:57:43
8ballSend 8ball a message :   Well, considering opinion is what gauges the value of artwork, I think it's relative...certainly not cheap...
Look at Gacy..the guy was a scumbag but his art is valuable...not only via money but even context...does his work suck? In my eyes, artisitcally, yeah...but when you take in context everything involved it makes sense to those who collect his stuff...
If I thought Art was a cheap hack, I would have no problems saying so...Is Art Chantry a piece of shit? Hell yeah. Did he put out good stuff? At a point, yeah. Is he still putting out good stuff. IMO, no. Just because I have an opinion on one of his current pieces, that's in the negative, doesn't mean I can't recognize something good at some other point in time.
Yeah, this piece sucks...Looking at the artwork, I feel the reason why he did it was because he is "ART CHANTRY..FUCK THOSE WHO DON'T GET IT"...
Well, if someone ELSE did it for HOF, they'd get ostracized on this board...and by people in general, INCLUDING the band! The only reason why anyone would think it's OK, is because it was done by ART CHANTRY and I think that's utter bullshit. Hence, the "ego" stance I brought up before...
  2004-08-09 02:56:35
8ballSend 8ball a message :   Well, considering opinion is what gauges the value of artwork, I think it's relative...certainly not cheap...
Look at Gacy..the guy was a scumbag but his art is valuable...not only via money but even context...does his work suck? In my eyes, artisitcally, yeah...but when you take in context everything involved it makes sense to those who collect his stuff...
If I thought Art was a cheap hack, I would have no problems saying so...Is Art Chantry a piece of shit? Hell yeah. Did he put out good stuff? At a point, yeah. Is he still putting out good stuff. IMO, no. Just because I have an opinion on one of his current pieces, that's in the negative, doesn't mean I can't recognize something good at some other point in time.
Yeah, this piece sucks...Looking at the artwork, I feel the reason why he did it was because he is "ART CHANTRY..FUCK THOSE WHO DON'T GET IT"...
Well, if someone ELSE did it for HOF, they'd get ostracized on this board...and by people in general, INCLUDING the band! The only reason why anyone would think it's OK, is because it was done by ART CHANTRY and I think that's utter bullshit. Hence, the "ego" stance I brought up before...
  2004-08-09 02:49:19
MaximumFluorideSend MaximumFluoride a message :   I think people let thier personal opinions of Art dictate what they think of Art's work. That is cheap.
I don't really like Chantry's stuff for the most part. It's just not the style I am into. I do like and respect Art though. I find I can seperate the two things. Nobody is perfect.
  2004-08-09 02:29:07
8ballSend 8ball a message :   Art is very overrated. His primetime is done. Now...re-runs...or spin-offs..both are disgraceful...   2004-08-09 02:21:35
MaximumFluorideSend MaximumFluoride a message :   Having spoken to Art about it I can say that he made a poster based on what HE felt HOF are about. I think that makes at least a little sense. As much as it doesn't say " High on Fire" to me personaly, I know that it came from the right place in Art's mind.
My copy is signed " Mike, thanks for hating this one"
  2004-08-09 02:03:15
8ballSend 8ball a message :   An 'ego' poster...
People relying on their name rather than their talent...
Fuck the comment conversations regarding this poster...the imagery has nothing to do with the band....sure, it's cute and funny for those who can get the joke...but if I was in HOF and met the artist who made this poster...I'd pound his ass back to the pretentious gutter he came from...
Just because it causes ripples in the ranks, doesn't mean it's good...The ripples are intentional which means whoever paid for this got ripped...
THIS POSTER SUCKS.
  2004-08-09 01:57:24
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Fuck you dude. I KNOW who HOF are.   2004-08-09 01:45:53
BigDumbRockSend BigDumbRock a message :   Whoops. Meant to say Jason Cross. Nothing like making myself look like a dumbass. :lol:
Btw, since the show just happened, what did the band think of it? I thought it was pretty cool. Only after having it explained though. Probably would have gotten it if I would have seen it in person so I could catch the small but intricate details of it. But a very cool concept and painting.
  2004-08-09 01:40:57
BigDumbRockSend BigDumbRock a message :   Since I'm the promoter for this show and am the guy who paid Art for it and am responsible for getting these up around town, I would like to add my two cents. Or in this case it's more like a quarter.
Is this what I envisioned for a HOF poster? No. But I cracked up laughing and gave a "right the fuck on" the moment I saw them when I went to Art's and picked them up. Which strangely enough, was the exact same reaction I had when I first heard HOF's music. The same reaction I had the first time I heard Sleep. The same reaction I had when I first heard The Melvins. All 3 are bands that I love immensely. So this poster works for me in that respect alone.
And apparently it works for a lot of people around here too because the reaction when I hang them up has been extremely positive. And not one person has said "this doesn't look like a High on Fire poster to me".
I guess that's because the people around here who are in the metal scene either don't like HOF or sadly don't know who they are.
I read the whole thread on Jason Scott's HOF poster and I do agree with Max Flo's statement that the average metal person who is a HOF fan won't like the image and all they like are skulls and wizards, etc. Yes, metal people are not the most open to new ideas. But in St. Louis, most metal people do not like HOF.
I've seen them open up for big crowds for people like Andrew WK and Mushroomhead. And they did not go over well at all, never mind they completely destroyed both of those bands. I guess since they don't wear costumes or have a dj or do metal aerobics on stage, people around here don't get it. Hell, I even had someone in a Motorhead shirt tell me that they thought they sucked. Which got a big "excuse me?" As you can tell the metal scene here is pretty clueless.
That doesn't mean they don't have a solid fanbase here, they do. But their crowd here ranges from your typical stoner fan to people who are into Emo and Indie and MathMetal and well, Melvins fans. Another band that your typical metal heads around here hate.
Yes, I know HOF is hardly "thinking man's metal band", but I've had them in town before and I know what their crowd is here.
Sure I could have told Art to use like some old Conan The Barbarian covers or something and stick to the cliches. But that's not what I hire him for. I hire him to create images that gets people's attention and create an awareness for my show. And this has definitely done that. So I'm happy with it and I do believe that does count for something in this instance.
Now the band might have a toally different view. But you never know. Matt does have a pretty good sense of humor. I know, I've seen his William Shattner impression. Funny stuff.
  2004-08-09 00:58:39
J. PaulSend J. Paul a message :   Chantry has been in a "rut" for many years now and this poster only confirms my opinion that he's extyremely over-rated   2004-07-24 14:03:11
MaximumFluorideSend MaximumFluoride a message :   Jokes. I meant jokes not koke.
sheez.
  2004-07-23 16:53:44
MaximumFluorideSend MaximumFluoride a message :   That is the funniest koke I have heard in a long time. Even more funny in context to Brendans comment.   2004-07-23 16:05:16
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Excellent segue into that joke Mr Jones.
Bravo.
  2004-07-23 15:53:26
ZELIGSend ZELIG a message :   Brendan saying that reminds me of the joke about the bird fucking the elephant, and he's fucking the elephant as hard as possible with his bird cock, and a monkey in a tree is watching, gets excited, starts masturbating, and the shaking of the tree causes a cocoanut to fall from the tree and hit the elephant square on the head. "Ouch" said the elephant. To which the bird replied, "Yeah, take it all, bitch!"   2004-07-23 15:46:57
philaarts.comSend philaarts.com a message :   the power of long island.   2004-07-23 14:43:37
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   When's Art's funeral?   2004-07-23 14:38:28
Cody PomeroySend Cody Pomeroy a message :   "Did I actually break Chantry? I didn't mean to, we were just having a verbal spar and then he was all like: "I'm taking my ball and going home!"
I didn't mean to break him. "
it takes more than you to break Chantry.
  2004-07-23 14:36:22
philaarts.comSend philaarts.com a message :   ooooooh. a clever concept.   2004-07-23 12:44:43
MaximumFluorideSend MaximumFluoride a message :   I spoke to Art about this poster. He explained why he did it this way. He was coming from the right place, same as Cross was. So I feel a little better about the thought behind this. It wasn't some random thing he threw together.   2004-07-23 12:40:23
philaarts.comSend philaarts.com a message :   god, its sooo obvious... dont you see who that eye belongs to? once you know who that person is.. then is quite simple... cause that person is connected to the fundamentals of austin life   2004-07-23 12:32:54
MaximumFluorideSend MaximumFluoride a message :   Heh. i would actualy like to have one of these.   2004-07-23 12:26:01
MURPHYSend MURPHY a message :   Awesome, thats the perfect birthday gift!! Fish will be stoked!!   2004-07-23 12:16:06
kozikSend kozik a message :   I scored one of these bad boys for Fisher.   2004-07-23 12:14:30
seripopSend seripop a message :   hairy teeth   2004-07-22 23:16:36
kozikSend kozik a message :   boy...I can't wait to see what this wizard does with his Melvins poster.
JESUS WEPT.
  2004-07-22 22:31:17
goad74Send goad74 a message :   Oh shit, I thought I was signed in under my Bizarro handle.
My bad.
  2004-07-22 22:30:12
kozikSend kozik a message :   I mean..what the FUCK?   2004-07-22 22:29:35
goad74Send goad74 a message :   You just wish you would have thought of it first....this is BRILLIANT and will go down in history as the best High on Fire poster EVER.   2004-07-22 22:29:33
thinkmuleSend thinkmule a message :   HELLO!   2004-07-22 22:29:04
kozikSend kozik a message :   RETARDED   2004-07-22 22:26:08
thinkmuleSend thinkmule a message :   Hello.   2004-07-22 22:24:15
kozikSend kozik a message :   this is fucking retarded   2004-07-22 22:20:53
MaximumFluorideSend MaximumFluoride a message :   Nobody has to justify anything. As we all have learned around here. Do whatever you want. Just don't steal stuff from your peers. Then your in a heap of shit.
Otherwise... no rules. Or wait? There are rules, but they are unwritten rules. So be sure not to break those.
  2004-07-20 17:21:19
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   If ONLY there were some way that the designer of this poster could explain his choices...
Some sort of way he or she could justify what he or she has done...
If only.
  2004-07-20 17:10:45
MaximumFluorideSend MaximumFluoride a message :   I know why Chantry left. It was not a very good reason.
In my opinion anyway.
  2004-07-20 16:20:29
Brendan JordanSend Brendan Jordan a message :   Did I actually break Chantry? I didn't mean to, we were just having a verbal spar and then he was all like: "I'm taking my ball and going home!"
I didn't mean to break him. :oops:
  2004-07-20 15:59:57
FinchSend Finch a message :   "art doesnt come to gigposters anymore remember?"
Art is like the one eye in the poster...ALL SEEING...
  2004-07-20 15:51:52
philaarts.comSend philaarts.com a message :   art doesnt come to gigposters anymore remember?
but he is in the melvins project. :lol:
  2004-07-20 13:37:08
goad74Send goad74 a message :   Is that Howdy Doody's mouth?
BRILLIANT!
  2004-07-20 12:28:43
FinchSend Finch a message :   I'm sure Art is laughing his ass off right now reading this, but I gotta agree with most of you folks...this strikes me as being weak and very unlike what a High on Fire poster should be...(maybe that was the intent...to do something that looked totally wrong for the band)   2004-07-20 12:26:56
philaarts.comSend philaarts.com a message :   god, its sooo obvious... dont you see who that eye belongs to? once you know who that person is.. then is quite simple... cause that person is connected to the fundamentals of austin life.
spot it.
  2004-07-20 12:10:08
JephSend Jeph a message :   Damn, with all the hub bub on these last 2 posters, I gotta hear these High On Fire fellas.   2004-07-20 11:48:53
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Well duh. Art Chantry is like a GOD.   2004-07-20 11:45:18
jasoncrossSend jasoncross a message :   see, this is so much better than mine.   2004-07-20 11:44:40
Cody PomeroySend Cody Pomeroy a message :   Dave Mayer is a hater.   2004-07-20 11:41:07
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   But but but...you didn't give Art a chance to explain the 'concept.'   2004-07-20 11:35:44
MaximumFluorideSend MaximumFluoride a message :   I have now officialy seen it all. I am so done with posters. I may cut my hands off so I don't get the desire to ever make another poster.
  2004-07-20 11:34:40
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Thank fucking god.   2004-07-20 11:21:28
philaarts.comSend philaarts.com a message :   spot the difference? its a commentary on social issues. but the inside joke is only understood by fellow designers.
  2004-07-20 11:18:17
MURPHYSend MURPHY a message :   At least he had the common decency to not use tired, played out imagery like flames, skulls and swords.   2004-07-20 11:15:24
philaarts.comSend philaarts.com a message :   holy crap. this is for real? GENUIS.   2004-07-20 11:13:18
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Really good, huh Murph.
We should just give the fuck up.
  2004-07-20 11:10:23
MURPHYSend MURPHY a message :   Wow   2004-07-20 11:07:53
killingcupidSend killingcupid a message :   have to agree with mr. danger.   2004-07-20 10:42:52
Thomas ScottSend Thomas Scott a message :   This show is not listed here: http://www.highonfire.com/show&tour-dates.html   2004-07-20 10:36:23
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   BOW DOWN TO ART CHANTRY AND HIS MASTERY OF THE STONER ROCK GENRE!   2004-07-20 10:19:35
steve wSend steve w a message :   I've done WAY worse posters than this....   2004-07-20 10:16:52
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   ART CHANRTY IS A GENIUS!   2004-07-20 10:06:43
ShemickSend Shemick a message :   Most pussy HOF poster ever!   2004-07-20 10:02:24
dennyschmickleSend dennyschmickle a message :   DAMN IT!
Piss! Shhhhhit!
AAAAASssssssss!
  2004-07-20 08:00:20
danieldangerSend danieldanger a message :   this is true.
but can art resist the temptation if he ghosts over here and sees tons of negative commentary?
myself? honestly nowhere near his best work, and i dont think it fits the band.
  2004-07-20 04:07:55
ZELIGSend ZELIG a message :   I doubt the groundhog will see its shadow. Especially without Art to offer rebuttal, unlike Mr. Cross.   2004-07-20 04:03:46
danieldangerSend danieldanger a message :   if the viking funeral with flames and skulls didnt cut it, the goofy looking smiley face aint gonna.   2004-07-20 03:55:01
Michael M. MotorcycleSend Michael M. Motorcycle a message :   My wife thinks we might get dissapointed.   2004-07-20 03:43:07
danieldangerSend danieldanger a message :   gonna be a massacre.   2004-07-20 03:39:32
Michael M. MotorcycleSend Michael M. Motorcycle a message :   I can't wait until I wake up tomorrow.   2004-07-20 02:47:21
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