Poster of the Week: Dear Human Plays Its Final Show on Saturday Night at J&J's Pizza

Bad news, Denton-based math-rock fans: Dear Human, an actual instrumental band worth a damn, will be calling it quits this weekend, playing its final show ever on Saturday night as part of a free affair in the ol' dirty basement of J&J's Pizza with some support from fellow Denton-dwelling acts Peopleodian, Babar, Two Knights and Monastery -- all of which is information you can easily glean from the above poster promoting the event, designed by Benny Bailey for the folks at Gutterth Productions.

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As for the design itself? Well, it's a little confusing -- and maybe a little scientific. To POTW's untrained eye, it looks like one of those skinless anatomy models you find in science class or at the doctor's office has morphed into a monster. And it appears to be doing a pretty classical Greek drama pose -- until you realize that it's either eating the human in its hands or holding it up for sacrifice of another sort. Either way, an arresting visual, for sure -- one helped by the all--black background which makes the image jump even more.

All in all, a fitting design, since, indeed, this is Dear Human's demise. Nice stuff.

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