Brainwash visitors to your apartment with a personalised Maopost reproduced propaganda painting now starring you as a socialist hero. Avid poster collectors Pierre Lavigne and Pierre Budestschu are the ones behind the business and promises to hire ‘freelance professional Chinese artists’ and not ‘“painting factories” and their salaried artists’. These oil paintings cost anywhere from US$199 to US$269. We reckon it’s a fairly reasonable price to plant yourself in history.
Austin’s Mondo is described via their Facebook page as follows: ‘If we have to explain what we are, you wouldn’t understand’. Which I guess is true in many ways, but the bottom line is they showcase numerous artistic renditions of movie posters, which span everything from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre to Duck Dodgers and the 24 1/2th Century, and everything in-between. Apparently the posters sell out within minutes, and sometimes even seconds, but you can still check out the archive and eventually pick up your jaw from the ground after viewing all of the awesome work that has beed done.
This ambitious side project seeks to encapsulate state identities by creating a poster for each state. It’s the combination of two nerdy passions: geography and delicious design. I think it’s high time someone spent some effort merging them together. Find your state and let us know if you think it’s an accurate depiction.
Working out of his Sacramento studio, DECABET, artist Jason Malmberg creates killer poster designs. I love the lines, color and typography. Now I just need a band to have him do the poster artwork for.
UK-based Ashwin Patel has created a topical graphic design-related poster outlining the stereotypical ‘must haves’ of today’s designers. The poster illustrates mind set and values to tools and appliances with the use of simple pictograms.
I love the colours and concept in this artwork by Maher Diab. Of the idea behind the poster, he says: ‘Jesus gave up on us and he’s out of plans to make things right. He came in peace 2000 years back. Now it’s time for Plan B’.
While I might be more good girl than gangsta, I am loving these hangable hip hop posters. Courtesy of Paper Jam Press, each hand pulled piece is limited edition and features words to live by.
Japan’s graphic design master Shigeo Fukuda passed away last month. Fukuda created thousands of optical illusion posters — and some installations — that are so simple, clever and memorable and kept wowing the world for nearly fifty years. Rest in peace.
Harley-Davidson has gathered 11 of today’s most exciting artists to present their take on the theme of rebellion for a February 7 event at Santa Monica’s Robert Berman Gallery. We have a limited-edition Shepard Fairey poster to give away to a new Lost At E Minor subscriber. To be in with a chance of winning, […]
I love the dramatically flecked colored tones and sense of playful discontent about the poster artwork of Vancouver-based designer, Dennis Boyle. Of this series, he says: ‘They are different social messages that specifically use typography — or in some cases, graphics — as the main tool for communication’. Indeed. Very fitting for the times and superbly realized as standalone artworks in their own right.
Happy, happy, joy, joy! We have another TV On The Radio poster designed by lead singer Tunde Adebimpe to give away to a randomly selected US-based LAEM subscriber who leaves a comment under this post telling us about their TVOTR obsession.