Just got home from tour and was pleasantly surprised to see all these nice gig posters from DKNG Studios on GrainEdit. DKNG are apparently the in-house firm for the Troubadour, pretty good gig. Seeing stuff like this (almost) makes me wish I was practicing freelance still. Would be nice to get a spec once in a while for something outside my comfort zone. Bonus: the images are huge! Nice of them to post the high-res versions. You can get the original Gif format ones over at DKNG’s site.
The Ghostly Store just released an exclusive interview and series of prints from Andy Gilmore, below is the beginning of the interview and here’s a link to check out the rest of the designs.
GI: Tell us about your first memory.
AG: Drawing is at the center of a lot of my childhood memories, the most profound of which is watching my father draw. I remember being astonished in watching his lines take form into realistic depictions of horses
GI: So you were into skateboarding, how did that affect you?
AG: Yes, I starting skateboarding in 1987 or so, in the era of H-street. Skateboarding has introduced me to a lot of great and talented people that have guided me on my personal and professional path.
In 2002, an old friend from skateboarding offered me a job resizing print ads for C1rca footwear and Forum snowboards in Southern California. Fourstar was the beginning of working with the computer for me and I will always be indebted to the wildly talented creative staff that I learned so much from.
GI: How do you feel about music, in regards to your artistic life?
AG: Music is at the center of my artistic life. As a musician I have always been fascinated by the harmony and the physics of sound in a sense defining music as waveforms, waveforms whose properties and proportions define our scales, from which we write our melodies, in which we weave our emotions and memories into songs.
In addition to music as an experience I have been very interested in the theories, methods and language of music ”serialism, minimalism, spectralism, indeterminacy, improvisation, tonality/atonality, silence/noise, raga and rhythm these have always informed the language that I applied to design and ultimately shaped my work.
Today Pitchfork shared the first single from the upcoming Tycho album “Dive”. The single entitled “Hours” is available as a free download (link). Along with this special announcement we are offering the pre-order lithographs featuring the album artwork, head over to the shop and grab one of the first editions.
Beautiful alternate posters for Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (2010) by LaBoca. Looks like these were for promo only and not available for purchase, shame.
Photos by Insect54
Excellent gig posters by Alvin Diec. That St. Vincent one takes the cake for me. Wish he was selling prints of those.
Also, all you freelancers out there should check out the Paul Rand quote Alvin has under the “process” section of his site. That should be at the bottom of every work agreement.
via Grain Edit
Ogilvy Paris turned out some nice looking posters for IBM’s Smarter Planet campaign. Some dicussion of the fonts and more posters over at Fonts In Use.