ok, now howcum this guy has sole credit for all that clip and not ames? what's unique here, the layout? the colors? what about crowley, shouldn't he get pissed (you know he's still out there somewhere, watching, waitng)? when it comes to appropriation, it gets very strange, and that's what makes it interesting. the fact that nicking this image which is all stolen images can create controversy lik this.
On this "Fraud" thing...
I know this is an old thread but I just picked up the CA that "fusion" mentions and AMES does get called out for ripping off this poster. They have a picture of the original and it's been modified by about 20%. Even the reversing of the red and yellow plates is not original. Despite the fact that several artists "appropriate" others on this site (me included) the big hub bub that CA's readers (two letters) pointed out was that AMES didn't bother to credit the original source. The article was on "Design on a Budget" and they were given props for using the same piece of film and flipping it (yellow and red) to add an extra dimension without the cost. I guess the decision you must make is whether it's uncool to rip off someone's cool production idea and not credit them or is it punk rock to "get one over on the man" in CA.
Geniuses or charlatans?
wait a minute. i would like to point out that better than a third of the posters on this site have lifted art in as direct a fashion and nobody calls any of them a 'fraud'.
should we all make a list and get all mad again? lighten up, "fusion" (whoever you are that's too chicken to use your real name. who's a fraud?)
yup this is an ames, not a fake. like a lot of us, ames can be derivative but this is a rip off. it's still for sale on their site. 100 bux. actually they never played that show at fiddler's green. they were outraged by the $12 service charged and moved it to colorado springs at the last minute. here's their site http://bigpopposters.com/
seripop - looked online and couldn't find it. the artist is helmut schmidt-rhen, he designed it in 1974 for the publice library of cologne. you can check out ca magazine, photography annual - letter to the editor section.
correct. it's not their design, belongs to a german guy who designed this in 1974. the only real difference is the addition of "pearl jam". the designer even lifted some of the exact illustrations than had the nerve to enter it into a competition, several people wrote in to complain, do you know these guys?
Reminds me of African Tapestries with a solid dose of underground graphic sensibilities thrown in for good measure. The evolution of man seen through the eyes of American left of center values. Great color choice. Endless praise even if it isn't screenprinted.
Whoa! What's the story on this one? It's beautiful! All that stuff looks familiar, but I don't know from where...like a decal sheet or something. I could swear I saw it all in a book not too long ago...Anyway, it's a beautiful poster and no mistake. Screenprinted, one hopes?