I like it when these little reminders pop up that remind me just how good Jason's posters are.
Jason and Peveto are two incredibly talented designers. No amount of controversy over who designed what regarding your collabs can take anything away from the great work you guys have both done individually.
Peveto invited me over, was surprised that I had NO IDEA how to use the computer. I didn't trust the computer's results... Peveto typed MELVINS and the concert info - I did the rest the way I ALWAYS worked - on xerox at Kinko's and with Rubylith for color seps, and screen printed it with PaulFucik at Coronado studios - Paul TAUGHT me how to print WITHOUT making a MESS !
Peveto wants alot more credit for my work than is deserved, on jobs I was hired for, and I already had solid Ideas for. (there were a few that we did together that he never ASKED for a credit on, and others where his name comes First because he added so much to the final outcome) It was very uncomfortable holding my ground when he was trying to help me and I wasn't willing to compromise my designs, or accept random advice. I can't believe it turned into such a debate, but I never felt like being part of this knitting circle: TOO BUSY.
as for Jason Cross, well, he likes to talk alot of SHIT. you can see for yourselves.
I appreciate all the POSITIVE feedback that has been stated since the smoke cleared. I always made these posters because I LOVED to, and I've always loved music. I would like to thank Peveto for lighting a fire under my ass to learn to use the computer. I would like to thank Chantry for making you all THINK. I'd like to thank Jermaine and Perkins and Wilbur for caring. And I'd like to tell Kozik to EAT SHIT. It surprises me what a bunch of backstabbers you are. You know who you are. And now I know who you are.
That said, you can all go back to talking behind my back. xoxo -J.A.
"piemel, i know you love to be diplomatic and all, but you really need to learn what the territory is before you go divvying it up. in other words, you don't seem to know what you're talking about, but you know how to wield power. there is a certain responsibility to learn the truf before you negotiate. "
I wield no power, its all good looks and charm and a cunning ability to be able to tell funny stories about the Germans.
Me chiming on a discussion like this or the spec work one is me trying to learn... feel free to give me an 'F' anytime but dont kick me out of school please :)
This is the first or second poster I did with Jason. I picked the typeface. Jason had the imagery and an idea where to take the design. Scanned the image and I dropped the type in photoshop. Printed it and since Jason at that point did not trust computers he took the print to kinkos, copied it and cut it up and reset it much like the printout. He screened it. That's the story. It's a badass poster in person. Big, chipboard and colourful. This digital photo I took is pretty close but it really pops.
well then maybe they shouldn't start saying things like "jason didn't do this poster" if they get all embarrassed and shit when somebody goes "wha?"
besides, these posters in question look like jason's posters and not anybody else's in austin or anywhere else.
i say to those folks making the remarks, best back up yer crap or shaddap.
well, if the name of the studio is "jason austin", then he DID put the name of the studio on it, savvy? it's how the world has worked for hundreds of years.
piemel, i know you love to be diplomatic and all, but you really need to learn what the territory is before you go divvying it up. in other words, you don't seem to know what you're talking about, but you know how to wield power. there is a certain responsibility to learn the truf before you negotiate.
anyway, perhaps some of them fabled austin artists could elaborate and we wouldn't be drawing blind conclusions out here. for all we know jason sneaked up on them in dark alleys and pulled a gun on them and stole their artwork and used it as his own...
well, wouldnt the correct thing then be for Jason to submit these works under the studio name (like Peveto did with studio 507 or sumthing?).. wouldnt it be wrong to present certain studiowork to peers as if he designed them all by himself?
i dont know anything about design studios and how they work... all I see is a bunch of people that are pissed off at Jason....
i talked to jason... he seemed to be a nice guy but that doesnt mean he didnt screw people over.... perhaps he did or perhaps people that worked with him didnt understand the design studio etiquette.
people dont get beat up that often, plus peveto is a pussy with a 5 deay beard...
well, mr. diplomat/piemel,
what i want to know is how a skinny little nerdy guy like jason austin is able to directly steal credit from all of these big fine strapping texans and not get the shit beat out of him again and again?
seems to me there's some misunderstanding going on here.
are any of you guys familiar with the 'studio' system in art and design? it's where the name of the studio goes on the piece, even if it's another guy's name. it's how it works and always has. there are laws to support it. the art belongs to the studio, not the individual. many famous design studios are headed by guys who are retired or dead. their name still goes on the work. that's how it is.
is that the situation we're looking at? did jason run a studio setup and piss off a bunch of folks because they didn't get it?
geez, there are people i've known who built their entire careers on styles and clients i had to essentially give away to them. and they are still my friends, even though they cost me tens of thousands (or more) of dollars and untold misery and hurt.
what the heck did jason do that was so horrible?
this was in my buddy handsome joels collection, which i am now in charge of selling to help pay for his funeral and hospital costs.
killed by a drunk driver.
before it hits ebay if anyone here wants a crack let me know.
its a big one, guessing 30"x40",
signed by the melvins.
This I think was the first poster I did with Jason. Either this or Cat Power. All his imagery and I picked the font and helped with the layout. On this first stuff Jason would print out the layout I did then go xerox it and cut it up again to get the final film. he still didn't trust doing it all on the computer. Took about five or so posters to show him same results come from both methods. Computer is just ten times faster... Sweet split fountain though. The other one that is "dull" looking is actually an 11x17 offset version of this one which is screen printed on chipboard.