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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.

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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.

P.S. If you haven’t heard of TED talks, GET ON IT! There are so many amazing people talking about what they know for FREE. So cool. There was one about Benjamin Button’s face that was very very cool.