I found these rather sweet illustrations yesterday over at Melvyn Evan’s site. The remind me of everything that is good and mysterious in the world. And how can you pass up all that stubbly hair on this little critters?!
The people over at Xylocopa have done some amazing woodwork with instruments, jewelry and everything in between. This Moustaches of the world Ukelele is my favorite. At first I thought they’d painted them on and that was sweet, but now that I know they’ve each been carefully inlayed into the original instrument my mind has been blown away.
“This Complete Guide features complete coverage of the 25 major moustache groups, enabling you to instantly identify any moustache you spot without even putting down your ukulele.”
Wow, it’s been a while! Sorry I’ve been a lazy bag of bones when it comes to these gigposters. They’re a bit of a time suck, and now I’ve got a little time to suck, so here’s this week’s installment! Welcome to the letter “G“.
I really love the off kilter way the type is set on these posters. They’re delightfully grungy…
There is only one poster under Gentle Mystery but it’s a great one. The colors and rough shapes are really beautiful.
Ooooo! The hand drawn lettering makes this poster. Genesse only has a few posters up, and this one was by far my favorite. The way the ascenders follow the lines of the buildings in the background is very sweet.
Rebecca only has these three poster up but their clean lines and sweet images caught my eye. I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with.
Has a bunch of posters up. He plays with different combinations of type, letters, color and sizes. Everything looks like it’s been letter pressed (whether it was or not is almost moot because the look is so successfully mimicked that it passes as letterpress for me… if it isn’t actually).
All of her posters have the same zany colors and use of type… if you’ve ever listened to the band Animal Collective, this is what their music would look like if it was translated into pictures.
I love the hairy texture on the C in this particular poster. I can’t imagine how long it would have taken to draw it… so long. Everything about this poster rocks my socks… it’s telling a story and at the same time it’s conveying the information really well.
The beard… ’nuff said. If you know Iron & Wine you know how perfect this poster is for them. It always tickles me when I recognize the band and can see how well or how badly the poster suits the music.
Reasons this makes me happy
1.) This lady can DRAW!
2.) There are three panels with text at the bottom spanning all three (great layout)
3.) Hand lettering always makes me happy.
There is an arm, a shadow and text. Simple, and yet the combination of hand lettering traveling up the arm and the type following the outside is a really difficult trick to pull off. Not only is there good hierarchy here but it’s also a beautiful poster that I would totally hang on my wall.
This is a really beautiful poster. The typography fits those spaces so well… oh I just wish that this was a better picture! It pays to take good pictures of your work, folks.
I have no idea who the Watson Twins are, but these sweet little faces and the proportions of their limbs makes me want to find out.
It seems like there’s always one artist in each section that I fall deeply and irrivocably in love with and Eleanor is that person for the “G” section. Every single one of her posters is so gorgeous and, even though there are animals in most of them, she manages to make them feel like they totally belong on a gigposter. CHECK OUT THE REST OF HER WORK! Gotta gotta gotta go see it!
Again, I’m such a sucker for hand lettering. The colors work really well here and ever square inch of this poster is makingme want to dance. Can you see the little pipe-smokin’ man in here? Little details like that are sweet surprises…
Well…. it’s that time of week again ladies and gents! Here’s the next installment of gigposters from me, straight to your pretty little eyeballs. There was a surprising number of completely gorgeous posters in the F section, maybe I should change my name to something starting with F so that the likelihood I’ll produce something eye-wateringly good will go through the roof.
He only has one, but the one he’s got is great. I love the colors and the movement he’s created with lines.
This is one of my favorite posters of all time. The fingers as little people and the typography in the shape of a hand! Ahhh it’s too good…
I really like this poster. He only has two posters, but the way he’s divided this illustration of a fist and the lines radiating off with information is really nice.
I have a definite thing for posters that use three or four layered colors to create a 3d-without-the-3d-glasses look and this one is no exception. This guy is prolific, but this is my favorite poster of his.
I love this particular illustration, not as a poster, but as a little drawing. The line work is so great!
There are some interesting moments in Francoise Massacre’s posters. This hand is an example of neat typography, cool illustration and interesting color. Nice job Francoise.
Is zany like Fast Friends Inc. but in a quieter, stranger way. There are lots of lovely colored intestines happening, and some interesting typography chopping around on their posters. I like.
I really love the colors and shapes she’s chosen for her posters.
Yeah yeah, I love bunnies, and yes this one is painting red hair on a dude with a cigar. ‘Nuff said.
Has some very sweet little illustrations. I don’t think his style is quite formed all the way yet, but it’s heading somewhere soft and pretty.
Somewhere on the interwebs this morning, I found a new, very cool, blog about all things fashiony and cool. Distillate has a great collection of photographs, handmade things, sketched artwork, photography, etc.
Go check it out! It’s pretty great…
I can’t believe my EYES! Have you ever seen something that makes your bones hurt, it’s so good? Bovey Lee‘s work makes my muscles ache because it is so incredibly beautiful.
These are hand cut from rice paper… by hand. This is only a small sample of her artwork… there’s so many more, different pieces on her site.
I want a knitting head… yes a head that can knit. That seems like it would be advantageous. But since I don’t and won’t for the foreseeable future, I’ll just have to content myself with drooling over Tate Foley’s photos. The set is called Evolution is Convenient… I love the paddle head. There are 22 photos, so you should probably check the rest out if you like these as much as I do!
Via: Kitsune Noir
He only has this single poster, but it’s a really great illustration. I can’t wait to see what else he’ll put up.
I know this is a little different from what I usually pick, but the detail in the border and illustration makes this poster. His style isn’t quite my flavor, but his other posters have something in their illustration that caught my attention.
With a name like El Jefe, how can you not have AWESOME posters? I mean really, come on. It’s a good thing that he does then, isn’t it? Most of his work is the softer, children’s story book sort of illustration but then he throws in something dark like the Ladytron poster and it just sweetens the deal. Nice job El Jefe… keep rocking that name.
I really really love the Paramore poster. I like her most recent style, but I can totally leave her earlier work. There’s something sweeter, softer and more definite about her recent work, including the Parmore poster.