OUT THERE designed this very nice “e-invite” flyer for the Design Institute of Australia’s annual Milan Furniture Fair Review. At first glance I was sure this was some vintage poster but on further inspection realized, not only was it not old and not a poster, it was an animated gif…. You know, just in case the David Ope stuff wasn’t enough for you. The comeback continues, next stop, Geocities 2!
Recently I’ve stumbled upon SR692—quite possibly the best collection of SwissAir collateral. It is definitely the biggest collection and had these gems stowed deep within. Most of these posters were came from the 50s to the 70s archives on the site. The few I’ve posted are very straight forward as you can see. Simply utilizing the generic airplane icon, a headline and the SwissAir logo—part of what makes these posters so unique.
Eye Magazine has great piece on typographic posters and were kind enough to supply some very high resolution scans of these beautiful prints (click any image above for full resolution or visit the original Flickr page). There’s more info and analysis over at the original post.
Eye Magazine via Simon Smith
In case you missed the latest newsletter (sign up here), there are two new prints available at the shop. First is the Dusty Brown poster featuring artwork from their This City is Killing Me EP. It’s a limited edition giclee available in four formats. More info / purchase here.
There’s also a very limited run of prints from the Ghostly 10 year show at Seattle Decibel Fest. This edition is limited to 200 pieces, 11×17″, $15. More info / purchase here.
Mark Weaver has got to be one of the most consistently stellar (not to mention prolific) designers I know. I saw his “How To Destroy Angels” cover printed tinty tiny next to a review in Rolling Stone and knew immediately, Mark Weaver! The prints above are from his North American Wildlife limited edition series. They are for sale on his shop as of this week.
Be sure to also check out Mark’s answer to how he overcomes creative block: …”To achieve full creative potential I must sit in the woods, watch Mad Men, and listen to Boards of Canada simultaneously.” One of my favorite answers.
Pelican Parts has a fairly sizable collection of Porsche Racing posters and have kindly posted high-res scans on their site. There are several eras represented, each with their own distinct style. Really shows off how classic the Porsche logo is, it seems to work pretty much anywhere you put it. Note the various 917′s in there.
I remember seeing some similar posters up on Grain Edit a while back with a link to VP Racing where you could buy some. I always meant to pick one up, but I just checked back and pretty much all the ones I wanted are gone. Someone really needs to reprint these.
There’s an article over at the Porsche site about Eric Strenger, who designed a lot of the Porsche racing posters during these periods. Looking through his work it’s amazing how much range he had as an artist. I would never have guessed some of these were by the same person.
You may remember Paul Tebbott from this post a while back. I recently checked back in on his portfolio and was glad to see some beautiful new work up. He seems to have refined his style a bit, these compositions seem a little more restrained than the earlier stuff, if only a little. I really like what I’m seeing, his use of color is excellent. But I must admit, I kind miss type treatments like this. I’d like to see the bottom three mocked up with some type included.
You can check out more of Paul’s work at his portfolio
Stumbled upon a handful of really great posters by Ross Gunter, a London based designer. The posters were designed for Bridging the Gap, a club night and blog in London. My favorites of this set were the 1st and 3rd because of the clear showcase of grid as well as the sheer visual stimulation in each.
Images via Behance.