Igor Hofbauer from Croatia started doing posters in black-and-white photocopy style in his high school days, he told me, "because that was most exiting thing I could do to contribute local music scene." He was influenced "mostly by Russian and German posters between two wars (not just visually, also politically).
Attention dedicated film buffs: have you seen Saul Bass’s other sci-fi feature, Rendezvous with Rama? How about Luis Bunuel’s supernatural Las Fotografias? Or that low-budget thriller by Alfred Hitchcock’s nephew, Oh Shit, Bees!? Of course you haven’t. They only exist in print form, as part of “Coming Soon,” an L.A. exhibition of designs for...
Tom Davie produced a typography print titled "Sweepin’ Down the Plain," created to aid in the tornado recovery effort currently taking place in Moore, Oklahoma. As a new professor of graphic design at The University of Oklahoma, he wrote me: "I was compelled to use my passion for type as way to help sustain...
Adrienne Klein, the Director, Special Projects, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is curator of “Graphic Alert: AIDS Posters From Around the World” (September 1 – 30) at the MSB Gallery (NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, NYC.) The selection comes from the...
Typographer Pablo Medina completed a typographic mural in San Francisco that stands as a testament to the city's wellspring of love.
Graphic designers in 70 countries created more than 700 posters to celebrate Nelson Mandela's life and legacy for The Mandela Poster Project. 95 selected posters are now on display.
Propaganda poster project aims to educate using digitally manipulated Soviet propaganda posters, where the original texts have been changed into new slogan.
I can't say I think of Planters' Mr. Peanut as a source of historical data, but this colorful little "Paint Book" from 1935 would seem to indicate otherwise.
A promotional booklet for 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair ignites curiosity for an entire collection of visually stunning memorabilia.
In an effort to pull students away from the confines of a screen, they were tasked to design a poster for a play by Shakespeare by hand and also by computer. These were critiqued in a side-by- side comparison of the two efforts.