Woah fella i didn't mean to harsh you out- I said EFFECTIVELY. *Whatever* your intent, that is the nature of this site. There are other places you can just archive images. People often comment on posters on here if they like the bands and the can't fit em to what they're looking at. I'm not anti talking sandwich or anything like that.
in addition, I guess what I am saying is when we have to get people in the design sort of takes the backseat and so yeah I am acknowledging that. If you look at my other stuff you see Thee More Shallows has big bright under designed poster too whereas Wilco and Weird War got the more fancy treatment as people know those bands more, or at least i think they do.
Actually, I'm putting it up here for archiving purposes, not for criticism. I'm a gig promoter not a poster maker. I fucking love this poster. What is not to love about a talking sandwich? I mean, what are you? mental?
Here's the way I see it.
If I did a poster that graphically fitted in with the idea of the bands in a really concrete way then it'd work as a piece of design but as something that would get people into the show? I dunno.
Anyone who knows GGD and Vibracathedral is going to go to this show anyway so my design thought is always, make the poster bright and make it stand out on the wall of the record stores and bars it gets put up in (see Lightning Bolt poster too). At the end of the night I'm paying GGD as it's my show so my design rules are big, bright. Thats it. I can't get too fussy with it or it ends up appealing to just the people who are going to the show anyway and who know about these bands.
I also kind of see GGD as the filling, westernised giant sandwich; Vibracathedral as the wholesome organic apple and JS/LY as a small frowning pea.