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.
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!
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?!
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…
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.
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.
There are only two posters by Dan on Gigposter, but they’re both great. This particular one reminds me of Terry Gilliam’s work
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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!
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.
Now in it’s third year, the award winning Show Below returns to the Brighton Media Centre, showcasing some of the UKâ€™s most exciting illustration, screen prints and original artwork. It’s a one-weekend thing in May and these are some of the artists who are going to make an appearance:
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?
You should go check out the rest of her stuff if you like this. There’s tons more and it’s all equally awesome!
H. Mathis used craigslist to get dirt from 52 states and then made an art project by placing the dirt on a bit shaped like that state. It’s interesting to see the soil differences… South Dakota is gorgeous!