you didnt do a complete poster before this one, my bad.. my apologies..
notice i said "then in less than 24 hours jefpahfaspf made this beauty."
i gave you props, and i gave john props for the idea..
Dave...for the record...I didn't do a complete poster, you dummy, I was jerking around with some art I had from other shit trying to piece together a poster because of the quick turnaround. I shot JohnA a jpeg for an opinion because I though it was looking "cliparty". He liked it but I threw another idea I had at him. I had a picture of Queen Elizabeth and I was gonna do the whole black bar over her eyes with a studed leather collar..."Never Mind the Bollocks, here's the Queens of the Stone Age."....etc, and distress the shit out of it...kind of an ode to the Print Mafia and Sex Pistols type deal. Then JohnA suggested doing a straight rip on the God Save the Queen 7", just adding the venue info. So please stop with Jeff is just the guy who typeset the poster shit.
Sorry Steve, that was completely my fault...I take complete responsibilty for the fuck up, I'd like to explain it to you if you'd care to hear it.
But it doesn't sound like your in the mood right now...
...gimmie a call and I'll try and explain myself.
That purple's real good, but I don't know about the rest of it. It seems kinda big on the page. Did you consider making it 2 inches tall? That would really accentuate that wonderful purple. You should have made it 2" tall and cropped half of it off the right side of the poster.
it was a weird/lucky coincidence. i was in nyc one day and was walking past a gallery that was tearing down a show that had just ended. i realized it was a jamie reid show that i had seen advertised a while back, so i asked if i could nose around. once i introduced myself (i was simply a sympathetic graphic designer who knew who jamie reid was. that was enough.)
we talked for a bit and i expressed my admiration for what jamie reid had accomplished and i mentioned that iconic cover and he said, "wait a sec." then he rummaged through a few beat up frames and pulled out this dirty broken frame with no glass in it. the composition/collage in it was dirty and streaked and peeling and partially yellowed with age and glue. it really looked like shit. then i reralized what it was and just about had a heart attack.
the best part is that if i had dropped it, it wouldn't have broken it any more than it was already. it was essentially indestructible - so fucked up you couldn't really fuck it up any worse (short of destroying it.) people proof.
just one of those things - a coincidence. synchronicity.
godd riff. very funny.
ya know, i actually got the opportunity to actually hold the original pasted-up artwork for "god saves the queen" in my shaking sweaty little paws. it was like holding the holy grail. i felt faint.