of course, for sure, cliche rock posters suck too, they are really boring, just like all the generic rock bands that don't rock suck.
I understand, duh.
Sometimes something is not boring, not because of the subject matter, but the skill with which it was made, you can be equally impressed with art that has incredible detail and handywork
as you can be for art that has aestethics that are more abstract, but equally interesting and appealing.
and yet, i couldn't disagree more Sal. to me, hotrods, skulls, bitches, tits, blood, & bile posters all look very similar to me. in fact, there is a scant handful of artists that i can pick out in terms of style, handling, and composition in the genre. and while i really like some of HSBTB&B kinds of posters, very very few of them break any rules or stand out to me.
oh look a skull.
oh look blood.
oh look barf.
oh look boobs.
oh look ass.
oh look a fast car.
alls i'm saying is that style and rule breaking are ALWAYS relative to the audience, the genre, the time, and in the case of posters, the show they were made for. how can everyone forget that simple truth?
It's just what you pay attention too. I can tell every designer on here apart by the thumbnails.
It's like saying al rap sounds the same or all punk is alike. If you are into a scene you know the nuances.
Here, Peveto, take Slater for example.
All his stuff is pretty much designery, but look at all his posters, they dont like "nice" for the sake of doing things so that they will look nice on someone's walls if they have a nice house or apt.
You can tell his posters cause he has style.
But to ME, I can't tell apart 80% of the designery artists here cause they mostly, not always, look like they were done as school assignments.
They don't take chances, they don't break rules, they look like excercises.
That's just my opinion.
When a designer type is not lazy, their posters really stand out, and they have a strong body of work, like Todd's stuff does, for example.