Archive for the Poster Category

Finger print type

Posted in Artist, Poster, Typography on 29 November, 2007 by nagorski

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Here is an example of some very interesting typography produced by Jonathan Looman. He has used the form of a finger print and arranged it in various manners overlapping it to create this very detailed font set. I think it is a good example of how the human brain can recognize the form of text in the more abstract of shapes.

David Carson

Posted in Artist, Magazines, Poster, Typography on 15 November, 2007 by nagorski

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American Sociology teacher who one day started doing graphic design. First it was for the magazine Beach Culture. Next it was Ray Gun. All the time Carson was doing cool stuff like using an upside-down 5 as an S, using 3 for E, and often you could hardly read the articles, they were so way out! His influence on the stodgy type world has been like an asteroid from outer space.

In 1993 Carson started the GarageFonts digital type foundry as a vehicle to distribute the fonts used in Ray Gun magazine.

Here is a short video about Carson.

Keep it simple stupid!

Posted in Artist, Poster, Typography on 22 October, 2007 by nagorski

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The work above is by the designer and typographer Kim Min Goo. Its simple layout and great use of typography makes it an effect and visually eye-catching poster. On Kim Min Goo’s Portfolio site you can see that it doesn’t take over complicated graphics to be graphics that work. Its all in the proportions and layout that make it aesthetically pleasing to the eye. I like this kind of bold design, and think its always better to keep it simple.

Don’t Panic!!

Posted in Illustration, Poster, Website on 18 October, 2007 by nagorski

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The Don’t Panic Pack is a unique free publication found in carefully selected independent shops, bars, universities and art spaces. Also distributed outside alternative music events and launch parties, it contains all sorts of arts and culture goodies and information for cities all around the world with the emphasis on design and the future of our planet.

At the heart of the pack find the Don’t Panic Poster where a rotation of established and unknown, up and coming artists design around an issue that affects culture across the world. On this site find an interactive online magazine to further explore the issue raised on the poster where you can contribute to the debate with text, graphic design, illustration, photography, animation, music and film for all to see.

Did someone say Free Lunch?

Posted in Illustration, Poster, Typography on 15 October, 2007 by nagorski

I really love this strange and unique poster design. The orange and black work really well together and the layout is balanced, it is bold and very eye catching. What I like the most about it is the very clever idea behind it.The brief for the poster is simply ‘free’.

The designer chose to play on that making this poster seem like it came with something free, this being a free lunch. He achieved this by making the poster appear that items of food had been removed from it. I like the way he used dashed lines to symbolize that you need to cut something out to retrieve a free object.