Bon Iver's Grammys poster is far worse than Skrillex's
|A small portion of the ugliness.|
In addition to his whole "Everyone should go home, this is ridiculous" thing, if Bon Iver wins at the 54th annual Grammy Awards, he should not thank the Academy's art department for what they've done to his body. Pictured in full below, the poster intended to accompany an annoying "We Are Music" website -- that you probably shouldn't access unless you're prepared to crash your browser -- is a crude bit of "this guy sings about winter stuff, so let's put him in an icy motif" design.
Before we continue, this is the whole damn thing:
In all probability, the record label pressure on Bon Iver to perform on the Grammys will be to great for him to turn it down, especially if he's going to win things. He could always take a page out of the Arcade Fire's book and instead of BMX bikes encircling him onstage, have a bunch of snowshoeing folks set the tone.
Will this "leaking" of the poster lead to more viewership? The 350,000-ish folks who purchased Bon Iver aren't anywhere close to the other artists in the campaign -- Adele, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, er, Skrillex -- boost the night could get.
Still, I'm far more surprised today that Skrillex fans aren't talking about how excellent his poster turned out. If there's anything that seems to capture the essence of what his fans see, feel, and hear -- in all the ways that the Bon Iver poster does not -- it's this poster (below).