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Best and Worst Fliers of the Week

From here on out, I’m going to try to balance the worst in local flier design with the people who doing it right. So I’ll highlight what I think are the best and worst fliers of the week.

We’ll start with the best:

CREATIVE FRESNO — MEMBERS ONLY PARTY
Floyd Sanchez of Antilabs did this poster for Creative Fresno’s upcoming Members Only party (more here). He got an illustration assist from Zero Lopez. And, really, who doesn’t love the Members Only jacket?

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DOWNTOWN FOR JAPAN
Ignition Labs (recently opened at Iron Bird Lofts, btw) designed this for the upcoming “Downtown for Japan” benefit concert at Fulton 55. I like its weathered look and that it gets the idea across simply, but is still artistic.

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PONCHO SANCHEZ AT FULTON 55
Johnny Q (of Love the Captive and Fulton 55) made this for Poncho Sanchez’s upcoming April 23 show. It’s simple, clean and effective — three of the most important things for concert posters.

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Worst Fliers of the Week


DUH WINNING LOSING
I’d admit this was just a regular ol’ mediocre flier until I saw what was stripped across the middle: “Who doesnt [sic] like to party? Dun Winning!” People of Fresno and the rest of the world, there is no reason, at this point, you should still be quoting Charlie Sheen on your Twitter updates … let along putting it on your event fliers. Two words: Played out!

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SHOCKINGLY BAD
Really? A “Shockers Party?” What all does that in entail? Running around the club drunkenly putting your hands in people’s orifices? Have we learned nothing from the “butt drag” case? And if you’re going to have something as cheesy as a “Shockers Party,” the least you could do it not have such an awkward line break on the poster.

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LAUGH’RD UP
Maybe comedy fliers should get a pass? Maybe there’s something intentionally funny that I’m just not getting? Nope, sorry, this is a hot mess. I don’t even know where to start or stop reading this. It’s confusing, way too busy and is just plain ugly.

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WHAT DID YOU THINK WERE THE BEST AND WORST FLIERS? LEAVE A COMMENT AND LET US KNOW.

Responses to "Best and Worst Fliers of the Week"

Michael says:

The second Worst one is my fav for so many reason. Splitting Shockers into basically two words, the H in birthday looking more like a hyphen, and just the shocker hand gesture all over the thing makes me chuckle. I wonder who did this as when my birthday approaches (August 23 people, remember it) I want a douchey flier to post everywhere I possibly can.

Luke says:

Wow. The Downtown For Japan flier is beautiful.

Karen says:

really if they were going to split up the word “shockers” you’d think they would have dont it “shock” “hers” … i love that they classed this one up with a girl pulling down her golden undies.

Teri Siegel says:

Great job Mike I agree with you & the reasons you liked or did not like the choices given. My favorite is the Poncho Sanchez @Fulton 55 flier!: )

Stephen says:

I wonder if the comedy flier was trying to mock ‘liquor’d up?’

There’s no telling….

mdub420 says:

What does yellow mean?

Anonymous says:

Shockers IS Shockingly atrocious. Um, is her butt radioactive? Why is her crack glowing…?

E.Rose says:

RE: Shockers party:
Does she have a Milk Mustache? and maybe I’m just not hip but what are the hand signs? The Vulcan like hand sign is important enough to be thrown up in double fashion and again Drawn on the flier as if to represent this event, what does it mean? Also, what exactly can we expect to take place at this Party?
Shockingly Bad?? AGREED.

I agree anything to do with Charlie is played out.

Sara Madrigian says:

you need to be putting that guy mikey fresh designs on here everyday he has the most garbage flyers in the central valley his designs look like i took a dump on his face…