Show Poster of the Week - Arenda Light, Taylor Craig Mills, Ryan Wilcox at The Grotto / by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Image via Arenda Light's Facebook Page

Image via Arenda Light's Facebook Page

Once a week FWN features a show poster from the Fort.


This week's featured show poster harks back to the '50s and '60s tin toy robot craze.

These little doods became super popular as the Space Race ramped up between the USSR and the U.S. in the mid-1950s. I find this parallel compelling given the White House's current status as "Kremlin West."  

Anywho, the poster promotes a lip-smacking lineup at The Grotto this Friday, Feb. 24th feat. Arenda Light, Taylor Craig Mills, and Ryan Wilcox.

Doors open at 9PM, full event details here.

Aaron Wright put this show poster together by repurposing a fictional toy company ad, transforming it into something that heightened our interest in Friday night's event.

Original Toy Poster by John Golden

Original Toy Poster by John Golden

Wright certainly got the font right, syncing it up nicely with the original image's look. When repurposing an image I always find the toughest part to be recreating or placing the original font. 

Kudos to Wright for slaying that aspect.

Additionally, I like that Wright went with red over yellow.

Red is for passion. Red is for blood. Red's energy, simply stated, has a way of drawing people in.

The tin toy robot iconography always appeals to me. I mean, without question, we are certified Sci-fi geeks here at FWN. Could that have something to do with our decision to bestow this unrivaled weekly award to Wright?

Maybe, but fuck it. Conflict of interests be damned! 

We verily enjoyed the job Wright did with this one and we hope it encourages you to kick back a few at The Grotto this Friday.


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.”