i widh there was a way to 'edit' these comments. i skipped a word (i'm a very sloppy typist, sorry) in my last comment on this poster and it made no sense. it was supposed to say 'a dark BLUE covered with a xerox-rot texture printed in black.'
it's too bad that you can't see this poster better - it's a bad repro. the 'black' area is actually a dark covered with a black 'xerox-rot' texture. the result is that it looks like shadow (which is actually blue) and not 'blackness.' it's actually rather beautiful.
oh, 'ant chartry' isn't me. accept no imitations.
i had opportunity to have several of the artists sign a copy of that poster - roth, williams, etc. - but didn't. i've never been one to gather autographs. but still, i love the idea that roth signed it. he and i worked on a couple of projects that resulted in his "rediscovery" in the early 80's. a long story, but a story i'm very proud to have been a part of.
he was a great art director, ya know?
Add me to the list of folks who digs this poster - I'll be checking eBay and watching as people bid this one on up.
Sorry the repro is so bad on this - I don't know where I scanned this from, probably an old Print Magazine or one of the UFOrick catalog/posters (no matter what the source it was probably a pretty small original).
i'll put one up on ebay in awhile. if you want my posters, that's the only way to get them. that is unless you have other connections. i sure don't.
this is a bad reproduction. the 'black area' actually has a dark blue xerox texture in it, so it looks like shadow. not shadows of anything in particular, just the color of a shadow (which is blue/black, not black.)
whenever i was asked to do a fastbacks poster, i always put them into a cartoon scenario, because they've sorta become cartoons. most of the old seattle bands have become cartoons. sort of a flat brightly colored parody of themselves. not subtle.
the fastbacks didn't like them and i never did any more.