Zen mind, beginnerís mind, not to mention green shoots - for my money the first of the great EffJIMs. Granted, thereís ambivalence. And thatís a weak word; this character lacks eyes, ears and brains. A critic? But hey, the mind is wide open, and this music certainly demanded that of its audience. The posterís openmindedness theme was subtly reprised in the 2001 EB festival poster and revisited emphatically in 2004.
this is a beautiful illustration. i'm getting a napoleonic/regency feeling but re-worked for a jazz fest. very cool. what do you usually see on jazz posters? brightly coloured clip art of a man in a suit playing a saxaphone with squiggles coming out of him everywhere. this is a thousand times better. as you all realize, i'm sure... i mean, i wouldnt expect the saxaphone guy on the empty bottle festival poster, but i wouldnt really expect a lion and feathers either.