Once a week FWN features a show poster from the Fort.
This week's featured poster promotes a 1919 Hemphill benefit show taking place Sunday, Jan. 8th at Snail Shack w/ musical goodness provided by Bare Mountain, Gay Cum Daddies, Cereboso, and Jinzo. The show starts at 8:30pm, event details posted here.
Llandon Broadhead created this wonderfully imaginative mixed media design using found objects, a first in our Show Poster of the Week series. And I think that's what I like most about this show poster; it completely goes against convention, much like 1919 Hemphill, the DIY space that stands to receive the proceeds from Sunday night's event.
Until I reached out to Llandon I had zero inkling as to what I was looking at. I thought, hmm, a hollowed out milk dud with spider legs? But like, how would one go about hollowing out the center of a milk dud?
"No matter the method," I thought aloud, "I totally dig this gnar gnar looking beetle creepily crawling across my computer screen."
So what are your thoughts for how this design was constructed? Think on it a bit because I'm gonna hit ya with a ...
Llandon cleverly crafted this show poster "...in about 3 minutes with a sticky note, toilet paper roll, and a broken wine bottle."
Wow! That's legitimately gotta be one of the most well-done spontaneaous MacGyver poster designs ever produced in the history of show poster design. Bravo Llandon, bravo indeed.
As mentioned above, this show will benefit 1919 Hemphill, a sacred temple of a DIY safe space that has found itself recently under attack by Neo Nazi fuck sticks on 4Chan. For more about that, please read these articles from actual real-life journalists over at Fort Worth Weekly and Central Track.
In short, after the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire, Nazi trolls on 4Chan produced a list of DIY safe spaces across the country propagating a directive for their Nazi friends to call upon authorities to inspect said safe spaces in their local area. Fort Worth authorities shortly thereafter received several complaints from this army of pathetic Pepe memes, forcing their hand to move on 1919.
What these low life shits didn't count on was the strong support of the Fort Worth and greater D/FW music and arts communities coming out in full force against them, swiftly raising over $10k to help 1919 get the property on Hemphill up to code.
Sunday's event at Snail Shack furthers this fundraising effort making this poster all the more important and the unanimous pick for Show Poster of the Week.
about the word writer person:
Prewitt Scott-Jackson writes Dad poetry & short fiction when he's not hyping and typing for Fort Worth Noise. His writing can be found in Ghost City Press (New York), Five 2 One Magazine (Los Angeles), Prairie Schooner (University of Nebraska Press) and Sick Lit Magazine (Texas), among others. He prefers short walks on the beach because – and I quote – “It’s really hard to walk on sand.”