Johnny Selman BBCx365

Posted by Alex

Fellow Academy of Art graduate student Johnny Selman has taken on a rather daunting project: design a poster a day for one year, using content based on a headline from the BBC news website. His project is meant to raise awareness of global current events using the immediately more accessible visual language of posters. Ideally the poster for the day intrigues you to read a story you might have otherwise ignored. He doesn’t make it very easy on himself either, as he only allows the use of 10 flat colors and no photography, all within the one day time limit per poster.

If you live in San Francisco, you can come check out the project in person tonight (12/16). Johnny will be celebrating his 100th day out on Valencia Street (between 17th and 22nd) with the first 100 posters displayed in storefront windows.

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Nicholas says:

December 16, 2010 at 9:42 am

great concept and idea. ill be checking it out from time to time.

a note about his project website … it is hard not to just laugh and wonder about that ‘fire’ quote on the main page. what is function or purpose of it? that kind of stuff is generally a big turn off for me.


brandon says:

December 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Brilliant idea. This would make for a great group project for people around the globe. There are many designers that aren’t so left leaning as Mr. Selman.