Is a delightful and beautifully made quiz to find out what typeface best sums up your personality. I am Archer Hairline, a typeface I heartily agree with. At this moment, 11.4% of the people who have taken the quiz are also described as an Archer Hairline typeface… What are you?
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.
Another good TED talk about whether good design can save the endangered newspapers. My parents have canceled their subscription but I bet if a newspaper became a thing of beauty, something worth the paper it was printed on, that subscription would happen again. Via: Swissmiss.