Truth and Lies is a poster series by Justin Barber that ‘takes some of the most common, everyday lies we tell ourselves and hear from others, and bluntly translates them into the unequivocal truth.’ This series sets out to uncover the ‘inane conversational nuances that reveal paradoxical dichotomies in our otherwise ordinary life’. In other […]
Watch out. According to Sami Petman’s collage poster, finding a wolf in sheep’s clothing is about a 50/50 chance. I love the combinations brought about in each of these mish-mashed collage posters from the Collagerie show in Norwich, UK. They combine so many different cultural, historic, and art references and mix them together to make pieces that are […]
In this poster series by London digital production studio, INK, WWII-era propeller planes are carefully paired with their canine counterparts in order to transform their familiar hard-edged, silhouettes into a more adorable craft: a beagle, a schnauzer and a golden retriever. The beauty of Dogfighters stems from reimagining key details from each plane into recognisable features from […]
You can spot a Petting Zoo poster a mile off: fine forms and tasty shapes, delightful restarint and hefty usage of animals. I love the angles and how they maximise the inherent roughness that screenprinting has if you let it. They’ve made countless gig posters for all kinds of bands that really stand out from […]
Check out Brandt Imhoff’s ongoing Twelve Fluid Ounces project, a series of posters inspired by vintage beer cans. His color palettes and hand-painted typography are spot-on for the subject matter.
Info-graphics and witty illustrations have been all the rage since IBM’s Smart Planet campaign. So it’s refreshing to see someone create some smart posters for actual positive change. Mental disorders are difficult enough to explain in words, but by using intelligent colour and shape choices, Patrick Smith makes sense of these conditions. The result are intuitive and instantly understandable minimalist posters that get to the core of these mental disorders. Guess it doesn’t work if you’re colourblind.
Some recent designs of mine include a back-lit transit poster for the 8th Annual Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival in Vancouver, which has a look and feel similar to that of a well-designed book; a poster for Pandora’s Collective, featuring a colourful modern-retro aesthetic; and a poster for The Association of Canadian Industrial Designers (ACID), with a repeating layered maple leaf symbolizing growth of the organization.
Taking a sort of ‘infographically simple, abstract design’ medley approach to designing prints, Matt Needle takes the foundational elements of storylines to some of the best shows and movies and gives them the equivalent of a Saul Bass-esque makeover.
Viktor Hertz, who was behind the awesome Pictogram movie poster series and the equally impressive Honest Logos, has resurfaced with a new set of work: Pictogram music posters, depicting a few chosen songs in different genres. Brilliant! Again.
Stéphane Massa-Bidal is an artist and illustrator known as Retrofuturs. His works performs an engaging, ironic interaction between text and images, mixing past and future with a nostalgic look and a great sensitivity for type. The light fun is supported by a strong semiotic background.
Design study, anthropological investigation, or just urban environment observations? Posters in Amsterdam is a project that takes a collective look at the advertising allsorts that line the heresaid city’s streets.