Poster of the Week: Titus Andronicus at Club Dada on Wednesday Night

Titus Andronicus' phenomenal 2010 release, The Monitor, is a fairly dense album -- not necessarily because of its visceral combination of punk aesthetic with indie rock instrumentation, but because of its subject matter, which centers around the Civil War.

So it's quite fitting then, that the Andrew Findley of Asheville, North Carolina's Subject Matter Studio's went the Civil War route in designing this poster to promote next week's Parade of Flesh show. And it's similarly fitting that it's such a striking image. Next Wednesday night's a busy one, featuring competing performances around town from the likes of Cut Copy, Freelance Whales, Fitz & The Tantrums, Hollywood Undead and, perhaps the greatest 4/20 booking coup of all, Stephen Marley.

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The genius behind this particular show poster, is in the simplicity of it all. It's just a two-color (white and blue) design, and all the pertinent info is included. And, from an image standpoint, it's simple, too, what with its pair of Civil War images, torn appropriately down the middle to represent the strife. Yes, that's Abraham Lincoln on the right. And on the left? Not sure, actually. It's not Robert E. Lee, we don't think. Is it Ulysses S. Grant? Stonewall Jackson? Someone in the Union, we assume, given the dark uniform. But we can't really figure it out. Spent a whole half an hour just searching Google Images to do so, but to no avail. Oh well. If you know who it is, let us know in the comments.

But, really, the "who" really doesn't matter. Fact is, the point is already well hammered home by the time you get around to figuring that much out.

And, for that, this poster's our weekly winner.

Think you can top this week's winning design? Want to see one of your designs get honored? Then go ahead and drop us an email with the image right here. Oh, and be sure to do so at least a week in advance of the show. Thanks!

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