How does the type ruin this poster? I think it's fine since this is his typical use of type and copy. The main thrust is the art with the copy integrated into it. These are promotional pieces to PROMOTE shows, not some freshman 2/d course in experimental graphic ideas, ie: "let them figure it all out, I'm too busy making ART to worry about them finding the date and location kind of thing"... This is a brilliant Derk Hess poster, even in b+w, and the type has obviously had alot of thought going into it, take a second look, though it may seem simplistic, at first.