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Topic: Banner Painters
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 6, 2005 03:01PM)
I am in need of a banner for my show.
I checked with Johny Meah but he has really high prices...too bad though
If anyone is interested please PM me...
Thanks so much,
Brett Loudermilk
The Freak Prodigy
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jul 7, 2005 04:52PM)
Brett...Johnny Meah is worth EVERY Penny...I'm sure you agree with that but it's understandable that if you have a small operation you can't (we can't) afford that...might I recommend this...with an example...if you know ANY decent artist, have them design your banner in computer or on paper etc. Take that to any competent Sign Painter and have them copy the art to banner material.

I did an art piece for Kondini who had it reproduced EXACTLY to his banner...they did a great job and they were regular sign folk not show painters.

Good show painters are hard to come by and untill you can afford the best (John Hiner & Johnny Meah in my estimation) you'll wind up with shoddy wannabees who's banners look like crap for the most part.

Just tell any decent artist what you want and you take it from there.

Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 7, 2005 05:05PM)
Thanks doug...
Message: Posted by: docdazzal (Jul 7, 2005 06:36PM)
Hey There Brett...

You might contact the Banner Queen http://www.bannerqueen.com she does great work and please tell Doc Dazzal says hi!

Best of Luck...
Doc Dazzal
Message: Posted by: Reis O'Brien (Jul 7, 2005 06:49PM)
That's some nice work! Thanks for the link, Doc!
Message: Posted by: keithmagic (Jul 9, 2005 09:20PM)
Haley Roberts in Royal Oak, MI does some pretty nice banner work. It's acceptable at the very least and pretty affordable. PM me and I will get you her info.

Keith Stickley
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jul 10, 2005 08:46AM)
Keep in mind the INTENTION of the banner, what you intend it to accomplish. If it is to act like a movie poster or to convey a lot of information then that's one thing. BUT if the banner is to ATTRACT the eye and give a FAST impression of what the show or act is about then a complex dark 'painting' with lots of words and images is much too busy for the job. The great banners like those of Meah and Hiner and Frierson all have the simple traditional Orange framing with a simple dynamic Image and a FEW Large words. There is a sound reason for this. LOOK at the great banners and retain that style of Bright Simplicity so that a single glance by a potential customer will allow the information to sink in.
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Jul 10, 2005 04:22PM)
Less is often more than enough!!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 11, 2005 05:40PM)
The same guy that painted Sideshow Bennie's banner is doing mine...his name is JD and is the front man for "Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers"
He paints exclusivly on projector screens, which is very handy indeed!
Message: Posted by: wolfsong (Jul 13, 2005 02:27PM)
Prodigy is there a web site for your painter?
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 14, 2005 02:22PM)
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jul 14, 2005 02:48PM)
Some realy neat stuff there. Cool.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 22, 2005 09:01PM)
Yeah he is an amazing painter
Message: Posted by: isaacfawlkes (Jul 23, 2005 03:49PM)
I used Lauren Muney of Snake Oil Productions. She did my banner in 2001 @ a reasonable price. I highly recomend her work.

Here is a link to her site http://www.snakeoilproductions.com/signs2.html
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 23, 2005 06:38PM)