Today’s artist is Hammerpress in Kansas City, MO. It’s an aesthetic I really enjoy. Their posters are busy, in a grandma’s attic kind of way. Lot’s of collage, overlap, interesting spacing. Much more rectilinear and white than some of the previous designs. This might have to do with the fact that they work in letterpress. […]
Today’s artist is Jakub Stepien, who goes by Hakobo. His look is based on Polish skateboard culture and is influenced by primitive art. Lots of geometry. Lots of dynamic angles. Black and white and limited colors. Busy, jarring, not always super readable, but part of that might be that I’m looking at a language I […]
Today’s poster inspiration is Oded Ezer, from Givatayim, Israel. He’s primarily a typographer and does much of his work in the Hebrew alphabet. Hebrew is out of my range, but I’m all for typography.
Part One: Inspiration Today’s artist is cyan, out of Berlin. The poster examples in the book made me think of textiles; particularly patchwork quilts. In a good way. One observation they make (that a previous designer made as well) is that, with posters, you have to consider how they look from various distances. I have […]
Day 2: François Caspar, Paris, France Caspar says that his focus is on telling a story in as short a manner as possible. There were many instances of overlapping text, almost to the point of unreadability. Also lots of things made from other things. Very bold colors and use of white space. I was excited […]
As I continue to not find gainful employment through the usual channels, I’m going to start focusing on the longer term. Step one is to get better as an artist. I’ve been making a lot of posters for Nighthawk lately, and that will be my jumping off point. I have New Masters of Poster Design […]
My friend Rachel recently set a new personal record for weightlifting – and her husband asked me to commemorate it by Warhol-ing up this photo of her from the competition: I looked into some tutorials online, but I wasn’t really impressed by any of them. Mainly, the problem was that they were trying to replicate the iconic […]
I keep applying for Motion Graphics jobs that expect a decent graphic design portfolio. So, it’s about time I put one together. What better place to start then with this retro-style Boolean Knife poster that I’ve been wanting to make anyway? This is based on an old boxing style poster that I saw at at a […]
A story board is just a comic strip that you tell yourself you’re going to animate some day.
I drew this on a cocktail napkin, then animated it in After Effects: