One of my myriad pet peeves is the misuse of “who” and “whom”. (This ranks slightly below using a clerk instead of a
I’ve always enjoyed designing posters for bands. The ephemeral nature of the event assures a level of freedom you don’t have with other projects, and it is uplifting to work with young and exuberant artists. Most of my show work is pro bono for bands under the radar (i.e., stone-broke and living on Kraft Dinner), which adds another level of freedom-and guarantees signed copies of the LPs!
Gig posters provide a healthy dose of perspective. You are competing with every other aspiring band out there, and your poster, no matter how wonderful, will be quickly layered by another poster by another designer for another show from another band. It’s archeology. “Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’