Category Archives: Art

My-stache, Moustache

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.”

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GigPosters – G –

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, buy cialis 20mg and now I’ve got a little time to suck, so here’s this week’s installment! Welcome to the letter “G“.

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Garage Collective

I really love the off kilter way the type is set on these posters. They’re delightfully grungy…

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Gentle Mystery

There is only one poster under Gentle Mystery but it’s a great one. The colors and rough shapes are really beautiful.

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Genesse

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.

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Rebecca Gimenez

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.

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Patrick Giroux

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).

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Emily Glaubin

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.

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Johann Gomez

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.

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Eddie Gossage

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.

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Samantha Grasso

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.

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Alyson Graves

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.

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Gary Grimshaw

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.

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Julia Green

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.

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Eleanor Grosch

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!

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Lionel Guzman

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…

GigPosters – F –

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.
Maybe not.

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only has a handful of posters up  but the ones he does have are pretty great. Russian Constructivism, anyone? Yikes that’s cool.

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Shaun Flynn

He only has one, but the one he’s got is great. I love the colors and the movement he’s created with lines.


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I like the retro feel he has through all of his posters.
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I really love the textures, shapes and colors he’s using in this particular poster.

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Nevin Flinchbaugh

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…

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Is just getting started, but there’s a definite clean feeling that he carries through each of his posters that makes him one of my instant favorites. He has great colors and a really nice perspective on what it is to be a gigposter.

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Luca Farinella

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.

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Ok, I’m going to warn you now… there’s a rain/umbrella theme to this post. For some reason three different artists in the F section have used this theme in their posters whereas none of the other artists so far have. I love the idea that the same subject can be used and yet evoke totally different emotions.

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JP Flexner

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.

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How can you not totally dig this guy’s name!? Especially when you see how gorgeous his posters are. I don’t love all of them, but I absolutely love the ones I do. Little details like information in an eyebrow, his use of big, graphic lettering, and the quirky subject matter make these posters for me. Oh man, don’t stop now James Flames, these are so good!
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I love just about every poster they have on gigposter. The deer, however, are my favorite. The line quality and the negative vs. positive space blows me away. They have a great eye for fonts in that they suit whatever the rest of the poster is up to. They have a ton of posters up and it’s worth taking a gander.

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Fritte

I love this particular illustration, not as a poster, but as a little drawing. The line work is so great!

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Francoise Massacre

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.

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I can’t get over how sweet this little bear is. Their color work is really nice and the themes for their posters lend a sweet, innocence to these illustrations.
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I really like these posters. The scale, color and themes jive together in a super aesthetically pleasing way. How can you not love something like a fabric, flower suit!?
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Every single one of these posters tickles me pink! These make me so giddy that I don’t know where to look, I would definitely tear these off of whatever lamp post I saw them on and plaster my walls with their zany energy. Yes, I’m talking to you donky-unicornman with a giant bow tied to your neck!
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I like their more recent work. All the detail twisting around on the Tallest Trees poster and the textures on Tommy and the Whale caught my eye and kept it cruising around.

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Fake French

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.

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There are only two posters, but I love both of them for their creative typography. This is obviously the early days for Fageta, but I like where it’s going.
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I want to hang their light bulb poster on my room and trace my finger down each string in a sort of compulsive ritual every morning when I wake up. There’s something about the weight of the lines, the subject and those great light bulbs that makes me smile.

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Estelle Flores

I really love the colors and shapes she’s chosen for her posters.

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Wow, what a name. These posters knock my socks off. The Devotchka poster caught my eye first and I had to see more of his work after that. I love Devotchka and that poster totally communicates their music. Plus, those Willy Nelson brades are so great! I didn’t even have to read the name to get that it was Willy. Talk about brand recognition!

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Dale Flattum

Yeah yeah, I love bunnies, and yes this one is painting red hair on a dude with a cigar. ‘Nuff said.

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Bartek Felczak

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.

Tara Donovan

I was browsing through Mankind Magazine’s Consumption Issue (Issue #6) when I found a piece about Tara Donovan. She makes these wonderful, organic shapes out of everyday objects (although, more disturbing, is the idea that these probably aren’t used, but evidence of her own enormous consumption).

Bovey Lee is AMAZING!

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.hanging-layerslee_bovey_3tsunami-2-detail1

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.

Evolution is Convenient

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!

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GigPosters – E –

Phew! There were only two pages (instead of the usual five or so) in the “E” section of designers on gigposters this week. Again, I say “Phew” to you.

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Has a great range of subjects for her posters. There are birds, people, hearts being filled up with a gas pump… I like it when there’s a broad range but a consistent feeling tying them together.

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Egor Rogalev

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.

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Mathew Egan

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.

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Most of their work is for this RaRaRiot band and I love all of those posters. The contrast between the sweet illustration of the diver and the tragic ending makes me smile all goofily and covet this poster.
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El Jefe

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.

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Emily Design

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.