This was a poster from Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible tour that could be folded into what they described as a "shadowbox". Found it while searching for something to post alongside this song. Neon Bible is incredible, I still find it hard to believe they outdid themselves after 2004′s Funeral, but here we are.
Arcade Fire – The Well & The Lighthouse
Very nice colors from an old BOAC campaign. Could do without the clouds and the airplane but I suppose a concept like that would never make it past the marketing people without some of the obvious thrown in for good measure. Note the BOAC logo that is formed in the middle by the arrows, love it. Great fine print line at the bottom, perfect kerning. Unfortunately no info on the designer, anyone?
Denise and Ryan rocking some ISO50 prints on their wall. Photo by Alison Conklin.
Cover of Design Magazine 232; pretty damned clever. I’ve been planning on experimenting with printing then photographing certain elements for projects then recompositing them back into an image. This makes me realize I need to start working on that sooner than later.
Creator: Casey, Jacqueline S
Title: Coffee hour
Description: 1 poster : b&w, red ; 55 cm. x 42 cm
Poster Number: 3041
Archives and Special Collections.
Wallace Library, 3rd floor
Via RIT Libraries
File this one under "Things I’d never seen until now but somehow influenced everything I’ve ever done". I suddenly want to move to Massachusetts and work at MIT. This is the sort of design that makes me lament the fact I did not study design in school. How could I have gone all these years practicing design and never been aware of such an amazing talent? Sadly Casey passed away in 1992.
Creator: Casey, Jacqueline S
Title: Three exhibitions
Description: 1 poster : col. ; 78 cm. x 53 cm
Via: Rit Library
"Jacqueline Casey worked as a graphic designer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during those years and the posters promote activities and events on campus. In 1992, the MIT Museum donated the posters to RIT Library, RIT, in accordance with Ms. Casey’s wishes."
Design is alive and well in Prague. There seems to be a very strong street poster scene there and unlike in San Francisco, the posters are actually well designed. I am not sure if this is a function of the fact that most designers in California are busy at agencies doing web design or that Prague just happens to produce great print designers. Whatever the case may be, it was great to be able to walk around and observe my favorite design medium in it’s natural habitat: pasted up on walls and poles, wet, decaying, torn, and looking magnificent. The great part is that no one seems to be taking down older posters so in some places the posters were stacked almost two inches thick. Some of the front layers would be torn away exposing layer after layer of old posters beneath, amazing stuff.
After going though all the shots from Prague I realized how many I had to posters so I decided to split the post off into two parts. I will be posting the other shots from Prague tomorrow.
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Nice ad poster from the Olivetti SPA museum.