Is that the disembodied head of a paper mache raccoon? With lasers coming out of its eyes? Yes. And that's pretty awesome.

Poster of the Week: Manned Missiles, Joyce Manor and Babar at Rubber Gloves on July 6

Designed by former Eaton Lake Tonics principle singer-songwriter Tony Ferraro, this poster goes the extra mile. The starke whit text on top of the faded black background alone is fairly striking. So, too, the red tag at the bottom, denoting the venue. It's even a nice touch to see the tag extend out to the edge of the design here, breaking the border -- just as it does with the black text at the bottom that marks the venue address, cover charge and showtime start.

But then Ferraro went and added a raccoon head. And he added lasers coming out of its eyes. And he had the lasers running off to the edge of the page, too, just like the red tag at the bottom, nicely tying those two design elements together. Clever. And kind of nerdy, too. Not unlike the bands on this bill. (That's compliment, by the way; to be a nerd is to be cool in 2011, in case you haven't noticed.)

Anyway, well done. Ferraro, clearly, is a man of many talents.

Think your poster is better than this one? Want to see one of your designs get honored next week? Drop us an email with an image promoting an upcoming show right here. Cool? Cool. Thanks!

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