Checked in on old favorite Network Osaka today and was reminded of what an excellent body of poster work he has amassed over the last few years. Always great to see modern designers paying homage to such classic design ideals. More over here.
Tom Eckersley (1914-1997) was an English poster artist known for his use of bold, bright colors and simple block shapes. During WWII he was a cartographer for the Royal Air Force and created designs for the General Post Office. In 1947, Art and Industry magazine described his approach to design as scrapping the “non-essential, by the perfect mating of chosen word with chosen picture, he wings the total message.” A year later he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to poster design.
The Visual Arts Data Service has a great collection of his work.
via VADS & WW2Poster
Beautiful work by Olly Moss. I keep seeing his work but a recent visit to his portfolio and blog made me realize how great his work really is.
Italian poster top detail. So good!
Lobby Card (edit)
Three Sheet Poster (crop)
French Poster (detail)
1970's Czech Poster
Flickr user “Advertising Hitchcock” has a large collection of beautiful high-res scans of — as the name implies — original advertising from Hitchcock films. Of particular interest is the Psycho (1960) set, which includes international versions of the release poster. The Italian version is definitely my favorite; considering that the file is generously offered at such a high resolution (1352×2674 @ 300dpi), I’m going to have to fire up the Epson. For some reason made me think of the classic sci-fi covers stuff from Eric Carl. Also be sure to check out the type on the lobby cards; great layout.
Sorry, no information on the designers. Please let me know if you have any names.
Scans via Advertising Hitchcock
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.
Fonts in Use via Aisle One
Some selections from Cuban Poster Blog.
Fire up your Epsons, the Dutch site Memory of the Netherlands has an extensive high-res archive of Wim Crouwell’s work up for your downloading pleasure. All the recognizable classics are in there along with a lot of stuff I’d never seen before. I didn’t know it was possible but I now have even more respect for one of the true masters of graphic design.
That top one is incredible, I’m going to Genuine Fractal that immediately tomorrow and try to get a solid print out of it. On a side note, my friend tried to translate and said it spells out “olanda” so we’re thinking it says “Holland”. Can anyone confirm this?
Memory of the Netherlands Archive via Wanken and Flyer Goodness