Whoa! I just noticed what Art wrote and I need to just chime in really quickly to say that it's not correct. At all. The production company always hired handbills to supplement the poster campaign - I have handbill/poster sets for a number of those old shows, and both were printed and posted around town well before the show. It WAS one of the early prints done by BSK though, but maybe the 5th or 6th at that point.
did you know that these color versions are second printings? the "originals" versions were b&w&red 11x17 xeroxed posters (trimmed down). when the local gigposter screenshop started (bsk, later blt, then finally patent pending), this was like the one of the first 'test poster' type things they started out trying to learn on. the color run of this was all done after the show was long over as test run to see how color silkscreening worked.
but where in the hell will you put it? Every square inch of wall space is taken... maybe you can put it on the ceiling over your bed... just make sure you don't call Yancy Kleinsmith during.. uh... marital relations
if this was actually screened on tiny bandaids, that would take the cake.. or rather Gateau..
then you can put one in some guys drink at the bar and when he finishes his tom collins he goes "OHHHH MY FUCKINNN GOOOOOOOD" and you then you laugh and saw, "Aw fuck Gary, I got you... it's just a handbill for my show"...
Yeah, that's basically it... I had cut my hand with an X-acto earlier that day. I was carrying a stack of magazines or something over to the photocopier to make this poster and and it just hit me - must make Band Aid into big poster. I peeled it off my hand and blew it up. The blood stain is real and everything. If I was really punk I woulda dumped my own blood into the ink.
I would LOVE to trade with you guys but I have exactly 2 of these + one that is screened on old piece of cardboard which is hanging in my basement. I stupidly gave away so much of my early stuff to friends or whomever asked that I'm down to two or three copies of much of it. I'll trade for other things though... email@example.com
This is my all time favorite poster. Lemme see if I can get the story straight especially since Jeff should be too busy to come on here and correct me.
We were talking about hitting a wall for ideas one day. I was relaying how Paul and I could not make this one image work for a Breeders poster. I'm sure all of you know how frustrating that is. So about this time of night a few days before it was due I looked down at my Chuck Taylors and bam. Placed one on the scanner and had the poster. Thought I was pretty smart till Jeff said he couldn't come up with shit for this poster. Screwed around and cut his finger on some paper and after putting the bandaid on... well there you have it. Lousy genius.
Seriously my all time favorite I look for a copy almost everyday.