Ha...thats great: 'uh, its a shovel'. I got the whole 'escape' thing, too...but that was a funny post.
Postahluvah is absolutely right. As anazing as it may seem to you, LOTS of folks are going to look at this and have that reaction.
The text in the handle/bar is a pretty sleek touch, tho. Very creative.
yer right - i was just being provocative. but yeah, a follow up no matter how verbose would be nice. i dunno, on a positive - it's ok to keep it short - but if it's negative i think it's polite to back it up a bit. and i agree Nolen followed up nicely.
yeah the escape thing was pretty obvious to me, but not like smacking you over the head obvious...problem is, I've got a poster for a Dillinger Escape Plan show coming up and I keep thinking of this damn poster!
Making type relate to image in the design is something I almost always try to do myself, and something my friends and I talk about a lot, so it's nice to see other people using the type instead of just having it be an afterthought.
rb's entitled to his opinion. Would you have been happier if he had said; "I don't understand the aesthetic or emotional appeal of this particular design. How something like a simple shovel could be considered art is beyond the scope of my imagination".
I'm sure there are a lot of people that will look at this design and think "uh...it's a shovel".
I credit Nolen for his constuctive response.
Along with the type being an active part of the design (as all type should be and not just an after thought) we were also relating the shovel to the name of the band, as if to dig ones way out of prison etc. etc. Come on, i shouldnt have to explain myself!
yes it is just a shovel, BUT the piece is awesome because the designer relized the letterforms are as much "objects" as the photographic elements are. Not many people realize that type is an equally important object. They just slap some on around their illustration, I think that's why so many people respond to this poster.
I agree with Barry. This is my new favorite poster. Wonderful art direction. Simple but elegant. Is that craft paper or chit board or some sort of cardboard looking tan stock? I love prints on off white papers. Damn good.
lol! Thats great tho'. These guys do a great poster and someone compliments em with an art-school style compliment and theyre like, 'Thanks...um whats 'direction'? Thats awesome. Quit listenin to your art teachers and them there high-falutin books of yers and just do cool looking posters! It aint that compleekayted!