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Have at You!

Ok, a few days ago my friend Brian put this up on his blog: Uniquely the Same. I chuckled a few times and then saved it onto my desktop for future giggles. As the days went by, I kept giggling and now it’s come to the point where I have to put it up here or face the fact that I might giggle forever and ever if I don’t. Thanks Brian, for making my mornings.

GigPosters – H –

Zounds! I’ve been slacking off with my Gigposter posts! Luckily, this week I remembered. H is a disappointing category for designers on Gigposters.com. Out of a couple hundred there were only a couple really great bits. My eyes are not happy with me for subjecting them to some of the really really bad ones. Yawn. However, now they can rest easy when they look at these puppies! Here you go! Enjoy!

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Zach Hobbs

I really like the mad jumble of his posters. He does some interesting things with faces and colors, but this is by far my favorite. The colors, line quality and chunky nature of this one is really great. I love how the band name nestles into itself and creates a nice blocky chunk. And how can you not love a cyclops?!

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Lewis Heriz

This particular poster is interesting because it mimics a newspaper ad, cramming all sorts of extraneous information into a small space and yet the band name and important information is still dominant. That, my friends, is hard to do in black and white. His other posters play with color and shape much more so than this one would make you think. Check them out if you’re curious…

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Josh J. Holinaty

He only has three posters and all three feature beautiful illustrations and color. This one is my favorite for three reasons:

I like the color blue and goats

The way he treats type by putting it into ribbons and cutouts is fabulous

I REALLY like blue and goats.

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Hula Hula

This is the only poster they have up on gigposter. I don’t usually like posters that feature photographs but this is a rare exception. The movement through the poster is nice and strong, the colors are good and, most of all, the photograph plays such a minor roll that I can ignore it. I like that.

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Dan Harrill

There are only two posters by Dan on Gigposter, but they’re both great. This particular one reminds me of Terry Gilliam’s work

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Bennett Holzworth

Again, the screen printed look and the interesting typography hooks me in every time. Oh so nice. Bennett features the screen printed look throughout most of his posters.

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I love love love the colors in the Devendra Banhart poster! I know that particular band as well, and I think the poster really reflects the music as well. I will always have a soft spot for screen printed posters (or ones that look like they’ve been screen printed). The work and care and aesthetic that goes along with screen printing is something that shows in each poster as opposed to creating flat colors on the computer. Nice.
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Ooooohhh! The detail, the colors, the typography! What’s not to drool over in these posters? They’re all like this, and they’re all interesting in a consistantly well-done way. CHECK their work OUT! Go, now. Do it.
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The shapes in these posters are interesting, especially the way he’s drawn the faces in Headache City. It’s simple and yet graphically powerful in their simplicity.

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.

GigPoster – D –

Hey hey! Welcome to the letter D of our gigposter extravaganza! I’ve waded my way through some moderately angry posters, sprinkled with a bit of nudity and topped with some really bad posters to bring you these lovelies. I have discovered two things during the course of my research: 1) I don’t like photos in gigposters (and by photos I mean photographic images… something about them always looks super cheesy, even if they’re being “ironic” or something) and 2.) if your design name is something naughty I will hate your work 100% of the time (it probably takes a certain personality to even think about marketing themselves under a naughty name and the design that comes out of that same brain is equally terrible). Yuck.

Anywho, moving on to better, prettier things… here’s this week’s installment! Enjoy…

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Ricardo Delrancho

With a name like Ricardo Delrancho, how can you not be awesome!? I like where he’s going in all of these… his color palette is great, the images are great… oh man, I like him.

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Pablo Delcielo

I like his style. It reminds me of the Ticking by Renee French. He only has a few posters and I hope he keeps making more.

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I love what’s going on in these posters! But this is another case where I definitely don’t want to be hanging around in the same brain that these came out of. This is such a great little horse dude… how can you not love it?
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Is doing some sort of cut paper-esque thing and I dig it. The images he’s choosing and the way he’s cramming some very cool detail. Definitely worth looking at and YES that does mean you! Go lookie look!

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Hugh Dandrade

I really love this poster and I like where his style is going but I feel like most of his work is all the same. Which is good separately, but if you see it all together like you do on Gig it gets a little redundant. Ohhh how I do like this one!

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Drowning Creek Studio

I like this particular poster a lot, and I like about a teaspoonful of their style, but I got bored going very far back into their gallery on Gig. They’re channeling some sort of Australian theme… or something…. and it’s great, it works on the first page. Stay there and you won’t be missing much.

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Has some nice things going on… but I think this is one of those times where they’re just starting to develop whatever their voice is. You can see the same thing happening in the first two pages of any of these artists’ pages on Gig, I’m going to be expecting some good things from Dog & Pony if they keep making things.
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Is WACKY TACKY, in an awesome “Things are getting weird, so lemme bust this out for a sec” kind of way. I don’t want to be in whoever’s head this stuff is pouring out of, but I’m really charmed by the end product.
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I love their Conor Oberst poster. LOVE it LOVE it LOVE it! They do some nice work, check it out.
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Has a huge number of really, really nice posters. Someone has put a lot of love into all of these to make them look so beautiful, and really in the end, they’re just gig posters. However, I think that it’s designers like Delicious that have elevated gigposters above the level of mere advertisements. I wanna hang these suckers on my walls and stare at them all darn day.
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He has a really nice color palette and layering technique that makes everything look like you’re looking at a well done 3-D poster… without the glasses.

Surrealism

I’ve drew two art movements and two months from a box for class. Now I have to take those and make two calendar pages (well, four: two decorative and two with the months, etc. on them) by “channeling” those two art movements. I got surrealism and cubism. Ugh. Luckily, however, Betsy Walton popped up in my reader today. I love her work anyway, but it just so happens to be some pretty awesome inspiration for my surrealist month. How cool is that?

Schmancy, I Will not Forget You

Schmancy, I Will not Forget You

Lighting the Fire

Lighting the Fire

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Friends with Milk

You should go check out the rest of her stuff if you like this. There’s tons more and it’s all equally awesome!