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Derek Hess 
Martin Geramita 
2001-01-09 20:13:14
Karma To Burn

Hammerhead Poster - Derek Hess

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PlantweedSend Plantweed a message :   Conceptually, I'll take an Altieri over a Hess any damn day.   2004-04-06 06:05:21
Germ WarSend Germ War a message :   I admit - I wasn't looking through these on randomizer (though, one did lead me to all these other ones).
This is the third Hammerhead poster I saw by Hess where the guy had a hammer for a head, and if I'm not mistaken, at least one of the other ones had the smiley face on the front.
I'm just the new guy, but Kozik and everyone else who dislikes these works have good reason for disliking them. Great art, terrible concepts and more often than not, awful lettering and layouts.
Not that *I* can talk, because I still have to get the "good drawing" part down. But, c'mon - HAMMERHEAD?
*sigh* So much wasted talent.
  2003-07-22 00:58:37
Darren GrealishSend Darren Grealish a message :   Who knows. Maybe he doesn't come onto the site? I talked with Coop recently at the Burning Brush art auction and he claimed he has never even heard of Gigposters?!?!/!???? His stuff was already on this site. I don't know who submitted for him. I also talked to the Pizz at La Luz De Jesus Gallery and he also said "What's that"? Either they don't admit it or they just never heard. I find the latter hard to fathom. D 8)   2002-06-10 21:19:14
EvaSend Eva a message :   *gasp* maybe just maybe
  2002-06-10 21:18:40
JermaineSend Jermaine a message :   yea...thats Marty. His agent.   2002-06-10 21:15:39
BLTSend BLT a message :   Does anyone know who the person is who's submitting his posters?   2002-06-10 21:11:57
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   why doesn't he join us??! okay bar you'd say its cause he gets a hard time but heck,art does sometimes, i had a bust up with him once and its sorted now (from my end anyway) how come hess never shows himself then?   2002-06-10 20:57:32
JermaineSend Jermaine a message :   Sure, I have no 'proof', but Id go out on a limb and say that Im SURE he comes here.   2002-06-10 20:55:37
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   he probably doesn't even come here,he's out in the fields feeding the 5000. ;-)   2002-06-10 20:52:35
Mr FrumpySend Mr Frumpy a message :   cant fix up last post... a literal interprtation ISNT all hes capable of.....yoddayodda   2002-06-10 20:51:38
BarrySend Barry a message :   Lets just hope he doesn't pull a 'Chantry' and remove his stuff from the site because people gave him a hard time   2002-06-10 20:51:18
Mr FrumpySend Mr Frumpy a message :   :lol: :lol: :lol: [quote]I don't think poster art is about competition..... I just think he is way above half the poster artists on the site[quote]
well he can kick ass on my drawings, and will probably always sell more than me, and be way more famous etc...but well, ... so? I just think a literal interpretation of a bands name is all hes capable of, but its all he seems top put out.
just my view.
  2002-06-10 20:47:37
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   which half? ;-) some constructive criticism: derek's posters usually feature an anatomical drawing which has something to do with the name of the band, a jesus lizard, in this case a guy with a hammer for a head, most of his posters use this approach. mr frumpy was spot on in his comments on this aspect of derek's work. now, what most of us have been saying and seem to agree on (which is unusual for starters!) is that hess' work simply lacks imagination, they are predictable so to speak. maybe he could incorporate other stuff into his work, go wild for once! the posters he does now have evidently gathered a pretty big fan base, what we've been getting at is if he varied his work a bit more he's be even better and surely more me his work is lazy. will that do?   2002-06-10 20:47:22
JermaineSend Jermaine a message :   ouch   2002-06-10 20:46:48
alPSend alP a message :   whoa...hold on there?....who sucks.....thats not constructive...i'm sorry goodnight...was that 19.95?   2002-06-10 20:44:37
Darren GrealishSend Darren Grealish a message :   Hess should do Illustrations for Playboy Magazine or something like that. His Drawings are real nice but his posters don't do a damn thang for me. Speed is better than Hess. :-D   2002-06-10 20:43:38
BarrySend Barry a message :   Are you looking for my opinion? What does that matter? :-? I don't think poster art is about competition. If its cool, I like it. Hess can draw, so can half the people on this site. The other half resort to other methods. I just think he is way above half the poster artists on the site, so I dont see why he is getting cut down. This isnt constructive criticism.   2002-06-10 20:40:14
kozikSend kozik a message :   I'll be the first to admit that Hess can draw life-drawing anatomical study rings around me all day long, but as GIG posters
they sucketh
  2002-06-10 20:39:55
Darren GrealishSend Darren Grealish a message :   My Dad can beat up all your Dads! :-D   2002-06-10 20:38:00
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   barry, you're obviously a fan of hess and thats great but all we're doing is commenting on the posters as we see them with no pre-concieved ideas of what kinda character hess may be, as far as i'm concerned anyway. i don't know if derek is watching,i doubt it otherwise he'd surely stand up and defend his work?   2002-06-10 20:36:33
BasilSend Basil a message :   ok. what about Hess VS a Hampton, or Jermaine?   2002-06-10 20:34:13
BarrySend Barry a message :   I saw all the points.
I went away for a while, and I come back to Derek Hess getting bad comments???? In my opinion, I can overlook that, as I know that his posters are pure talent. Lets see more positive comments. I'm sure he's watching and feeling like shit. Can't we all get along?
  2002-06-10 20:31:53
Mr FrumpySend Mr Frumpy a message :   Barry you missed the point completely. Read all the way through. Its the lack of imagination to the poster thats getting ripped on. The dude can draw!!! And yep he must spend ages drawing the poster, but it looks like he spends the time it takes to say the bands name to develop his idea....thats all.   2002-06-10 20:28:16
BarrySend Barry a message :   Hess vs Forbes?
Almost apples and oranges. They are both great in my opinion, Forbes more cartoony, Hess more realistic.
  2002-06-10 20:27:30
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   nobodies denying hess talent for rendering humans or birds or whatever, but what we've been getting at is his talent for making all his posters so samey!   2002-06-10 20:24:19
BasilSend Basil a message :   So Barry, if it came down to Hess vs. Forbes...whodya pick?   2002-06-10 20:24:09
BarrySend Barry a message :   You know what? You guys all suck. I like Hess posters because you can tell that he put time and effort into drawing these amazing posters instead of heading to kinkos and doing the old xerox 'art chantry' thing. Give the guy some credit here. Its those of us who don't have the talent to draw like Hess, that end up resorting to other simpler methods.   2002-06-10 20:21:18
kozikSend kozik a message :   any way you want it daddy.   2002-06-10 20:21:10
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   :lol:   2002-06-10 20:18:14
Mr FrumpySend Mr Frumpy a message :   Can I do the Goodtimes with Ritchie poster.... itll be based on people having a goodtime with ritchie.   2002-06-10 20:12:25
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   special like short bus special or the other way?   2002-06-10 20:09:54
kozikSend kozik a message :   you're already my 'special' Messiah Richie.   2002-06-10 20:08:53
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   After we crucify Hess, can I be the new Messiah? It would look super on my resume.   2002-06-10 20:07:32
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   the rolling stones poster would be kinda boring!   2002-06-10 20:05:28
Mr FrumpySend Mr Frumpy a message :   Saw the site, looked at the lighter, and cute merchies...saw a few pics, you have destroyed my liking for his work...NO...... I have to agree, a hammer for a head!!! A Jesus whos a lizard OMG.. A floyd that is pink ( I made that one up) A Jermaine that is roger'd.. damn its infecting my psyche... I hope I dont ever do a poster for The Stripes that are white, mm yes. hey its a yoda approach to art. hahahahaha
  2002-06-10 20:03:48
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   okay do we get a membership card and a goodie bag? by the way that post with no name is mine. :-D   2002-06-10 19:53:08
JermaineSend Jermaine a message :   No way, Francisco...
2 months from now, you and your 'Army' will be down in Guatamala, laid out in the grass with Kool-Aid stains all over yr lips...
  2002-06-10 19:52:57
kozikSend kozik a message :   Join the Kozik ArmyŽ and we'll pull the Hessiah down. 19.95 automatically renews each month. Discretely billed on your credit card as AnalBlast Enterprises   2002-06-10 19:50:13
JermaineSend Jermaine a message :   Hess? The messiah? Dude, Im in the wrong organization.   2002-06-10 19:47:41
alPSend alP a message :   harry...i think you could do hess if you worked outa a drawing from the human anatomy book long enough...yeah he has talent as an illustrator...but fug man...just look at this poster...what the hell?...and hessfest...come on man...not to mention his bio...on the site..ah what do i just does rub me the wrong way...good ill or not...just not my thing...seems he 's got some sort of messiah thing going on. self appointed.   2002-06-10 19:45:23
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   okay frank i see where ur coming from now, fair enough then!   2002-06-10 19:39:06
kozikSend kozik a message :   I'm just jealous of his immense talent.
I never eally cared until this one interview I read that basically called me a piece of shit.
He razzle-dazzled people with his 'technique' for a's complicated....
It's very hot today and I'm full of Crispy Chicken w Cashews....
  2002-06-10 19:36:22
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   found it, didn't stay very long, so why is he a wankah then??! the hess fest bit said info coming soon and i didn't stay long enough to find out too much :-D   2002-06-10 19:33:24
alPSend alP a message : ...dont stay to long   2002-06-10 19:30:29
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   okay al,whats the addy?   2002-06-10 19:28:35
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   okay watson, you'll have to fill me in someday..and not with concrete yea? ;-)   2002-06-10 19:28:04
alPSend alP a message :   the yoda lube was a capital with the're talkin global...harry go to the web site.   2002-06-10 19:27:15
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   well that experience may encourage derek to try something other than decent pencil figures with block type on every poster!   2002-06-10 19:26:54
kozikSend kozik a message :   I believe, My Dear Holmes, the proper term is
  2002-06-10 19:26:14
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   as in lysergic ya old rascal! and yea, i must be missing something else, why is hess getting so much stick, he must be a complete ass hole or something??   2002-06-10 19:25:12
kozikSend kozik a message :   Lotsa od Acid. And girls that turn into demons when you do them on acid. And then, while you are on acid in the back of a volkswagon, you accidentally spill a bunch of Yukon Jack on your balls and it starts burning so you tear your way out and take your pants off and get arrested spraying your crotch off with a strangers garden hose. flashback 1983.   2002-06-10 19:24:44
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Where do I enlist, Fuhrer Kozik?   2002-06-10 19:23:14
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   disdain? I'm confused...the acid thing was your idea. I was just agreeing with you, Harry. Acid.   2002-06-10 19:22:09
kozikSend kozik a message :   They wanted me to go on the Hess Fest.
Can you guess my answer?
Maybe I should Start the Kozik ArmyŽ
  2002-06-10 19:21:52
alPSend alP a message :   go to his web site...hess fest?...what the hell is that?   2002-06-10 19:20:40
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   now now! is he a bit of a rat bag or something? surely his unimaginative posters alone can't warrant such disdain?!   2002-06-10 19:19:51
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Yeah...I agree...he should definitely drink some hydrochloric acid.   2002-06-10 19:17:00
Steve HSend Steve H a message :   poor derek gets such a rough trot on here doesn't he. everyone knows how good he is at drawing but his posters really lack the imagination that makes for great poster art, i think he just needs to take some acid or something. :-)   2002-06-10 19:15:40
kozikSend kozik a message :   no I prefer chopsticks.   2002-06-10 17:28:12
RichieGoodtimesSend RichieGoodtimes a message :   Are you at your there in 5 minutes...can I use my fingers?   2002-06-10 17:25:04
kozikSend kozik a message :   will some one PLEASE GOUGE MY EYES OUT.   2002-06-10 17:22:54
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