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.
I stumbled on these unbelievably sweet prints on etsy today and decided to share them. The shop is called laurageorge and I’m firmly convinced that any wall would be the coolest wall ever if it were covered with her prints.
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.
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“.
I really love the off kilter way the type is set on these posters. They’re delightfully grungy…
There is only one poster under Gentle Mystery but it’s a great one. The colors and rough shapes are really beautiful.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is one of the only times I have ever liked seeing photos of people on a poster. I know I griped about it last time, but this actually works. I can’t tell you why, and I think it’s something I’ll have to study and think about. Why is he able to make it work when so many others just fail miserably? I dunno. Maybe you know? Maybe you want to tell me?
Now, I’m not saying that I’m in love with all of these. What I am saying is that he has a surprisingly developed sense of posterness that he deserves to get a little golf-clap sort of kudos from Hi There Hammy. Kudos Gigo… keep rocking that style and that name.
If you haven’t heard of gigposters.com already, you’re about to. They have a huge collection of band posters (you know, those things you see plastering street lights and buildings) organized by band and artist. I’ve been browsing through all the posters for years now and I’ve decided to go through alphabetically by artist and pick out my favorite groups/artists. Then I’m going to post one example poster from said artist here with a link to that artist’s page. Anyway, this is going to be a weekly occurance. Check out the wonderful letter “B” next week.