UPDATE: Registration for this event is now open here.
I’ll be hosting a free (thanks to our gracious sponsors) workshop / talk in Stockholm during January. The workshop will focus on a lot of the concepts I covered in the the Barcelona and New York series along with some new ideas and a good dose of design theory. I usually do a lot of hands on work within Photoshop so you’re encouraged to bring a laptop if you want to follow along. There will be a full question and answer period at the end so come prepared if there are any specific concepts you’d like to discuss.
It should be a fun night, the event itself will last about 2 hours and afterwards we’ll move over to the hotel bar for some drinks and mingling. I’ll be bringing some prints from The Shop, but due to the distance I will be traveling for this one, bringing shirts won’t really be practical. Due to other limitations there will not be a live Tycho set, but I will be playing some new music and any questions you have about music are welcomed. Hope to see you all out!
Flasher By The Sea Presents:
Scott Hansen / ISO50
Blending Analogue & Digital: A Design Workshop
January 25, 2008 – 18:30
Cost: Free (thanks to our sponsors)
RSVP / Tickets: Info is here
Arranged by Stockholm Multimedia Usergroup and Grafiskt Forum
Sponsored by Adobe and Gimlet
Clarion Hotel, Skanstull
Ringvägen 98, BOX 20025 Stockholm
Telefon: +46 (0)8 462 10 00
Arrive at the lobby and there will be signs pointing to the event.
Poster by G. Pintori for the Olivetti Elettrosumma 22 calculator – 1956
Via Olivetti Group
This was posted over at Monoscope:
"The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has rejected Taxi On the Dark Side’s poster as being “not suitable for all audiences.” …
What’s offensive about this image? The detainee in the hood. Well, actually just the hood. An MPAA spokesman said: “We treat all films the same. Ads will be seen by all audiences, including children. If the advertising is not suitable for all audiences it will not be approved by the advertising administration.”
Welcome to the new age of censorship kids, it makes McCarthyism seem almost quaint."
Sickening to say the least. This is a well executed, poignant design and I don’t see how depicting a real world situation in this manner would be offensive to kids. More like "educational", but of course the MPAA isn’t exactly concerned with educating the youth, perhaps dumbing them down to the point of complete complacency, but certainly not educating.
Very nice contemporary propaganda-esque Adidas billboard for the Beijing Games. Not sure who did this campaign, anyone got some info?
Photo via Ack-Online
Another great example of some well used typography. I found this online a while back and forgot to to write down the source. If anyone knows where it’s from or anything about it please post in the comments. Also, name that font.
UPDATE via Sam Mallett in the comments:
"the piece was designed by Timo Hofmeijer / New Folder from Amsterdam and it was a collaboration with Ian Brown"
Nice promo poster for the Legowelt Disco Rout video.
"Busag Clichés" 
By: Diggelmann & Mennel Werbeagentur (Zürich)
Black and white at their finest from The Poster Library via Joyrex. I really like how this piece emphasizes extremes; dark / light, massive headline / miniscule copy. As a poster designer you dream of being able to keep the detail copy this small. Unfortunately, clients don’t always appreciate the finer points of minimalism.
Name that typeface in the Comments >
Update: Title translation via Jessie Rumble: "Never think in Clichés"
Movie poster for Soviet-Era Sci-Fi film based on the novel Solaris by Polish author Stanisław Lem. Solaris on Wikipedia