dare i say it, because i know he likes it, but man paul, you are kinda annoying, you know? i looked at some other threads where you weren't so much, and that was nice, but really, it seemed like you really like to antagonize folks who you know right off the bat will respond with some other annoying stupidity. really? ...i mean, why don't you go start a real thread about all that bullshit and leave this poster out of it. the people who made the print deserve their poster to get more attention in it's own comment column than a summary of the vice's, tiff's, and money issues in your career. here, right now, i'm gonna go start it. it'll be in the "FORUMS" section. I'll call it "Paul Gardener: the guy who didn't make that R.E.M poster"
beats me, its his business. Talk to Chris.
And the only reason I know about his lack of payment (and not that he'd ask, but I figure if you're paying to have your posters printed, you might wanna pay to have your posters drawn too) is Chris apologized to me. He logged on here, read all the ridiculous bullshit that you have become the center of and apologized. He didn't realize who he had become associated with, and said he's done working with you.
These sort of conceptually vague, stylistically familiar posters remind me of elevator muzak - I dont really notice them till someone starts talking shit about them.
Pleasant enough i suppose, but still sort of annoying.
My title (which I did not give myself) means I get paid more than an Art Director and less than a Creative Director. It also means that I do not require any hand-holding and am largely responsible for myself but not responsible for anyone else (nobody reports to me). It is not a title I gave myself so Paul's whole deal about calling it out is indeed retarded.
Work that is easy to digest for most people, to me equates to homogenized, uniform, bland, uninteresting. Like GAP khakis and lunch at Chili's.
I "attack" your work you "attack" my title? A title I didn't give myself nor do I care about.
Try again. Or don't. I don't care. I've wasted enough time acknowledging your lame-ass presence and find it boring.
I wrote a long diatribe about how Paul is lame and calling Steve out is retarded and the difference between talent and trolling. But then I decided this whole thing is useless. Paul, I think you like the attention that being a dick brings you - I guess hate is better than nothing.
Carmichael Lynch is a well-respected agency. Meanwhile, you're just kind of a turd.
is this about richie or about this rem poster?
a lot of posters look like richie's, i guess you can call it a classic style...but there's a lot of it, and this one looks like something that a lot of designers do as well...
this poster would be more interesting with some detail somewhere...right now it looks kinda standard as far as "designer-y" images go. i just wish there was some character to it, and right now it feels kinda lacking there. but damn, i wish i could have gotten this gig...congrats
I like Richie's posters for their straight-forward rock poster-ness. That being said, there are TONS of posters that look *like* his. Not that they are as well executed, especially in terms of color separation, but they are similar.
Sorry to cause so much of a fuss. We've never seen that other poster before (we're huge AA fans, so no harm intended). Just an idea that came off the new REM record, and we only know how to draw like children anyway. :/
My brand of suck is currently sweeping across America in ways you guys could only dream of, but you boutique guys are OK, I guess.
Bigger than all of you. WAY bigger than Paul Gardner. Not even on the same planet, really.