In this issue, we celebrate design without borders - from the calligraphic graffiti climbing a mosque in Tunisia to design born from the Cuban Revolution, the power of international design refuses to be ignored.
Intourist was the office through which all foreigners had to pass if traveled in the USSR, the country where everything was invented. Intourist was known for producing some stunning posters like the ones shown here.
While many promotional materials for the Beatles’ movie A Hard Day’s Night mimicked the style of the album, it’s interesting to see the how artwork for the same movie played for international audiences. For example, this rare poster used for promotion in Japan, takes a completely different approach with layered color, typography and illustration....
This poster, commemorating the 10-year anniversary of a charity event was smartly designed by Bob Ewing and Bryan Beaver. The event, a two-day concert festival to help Kammy’s Kause, focused on the theme of “blood, sweat and tears” and chose to use the magenta, yellow and cyan plates to symbolize each. It’s well-executed and...
This striking festival poster is from Paris-based designers Thomas Couderc and Clément Vauchez who operate under the name Helmo. The daring use of color, typography and photography in their work sets them apart and their portfolio is worth checking out. Via Grain Edit.
Steven Heller interviews Ryan Mungia about his first venture into print publishing, "Protect Yourself: Veneral Disease Posters of World War II," which sheds light in the shadows of wartime behavior.
This collection of the World Cup posters gives a bit of history lesson about the tournament and embodies the graphic design trends of the past 84 years.
This is a detail from Laura Jouan’s RCA art degree show, Posterland. The project, which plays with the basic concept of the poster, uses materials to explore the idea of communication. This poster, entitled “Over Here, Here Over,” is a double-sided print on Perspex cast acrylic creating an unusual effect that plays with perspective...
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art plans to build one of the country’s most vital, important graphic design collections.
Robbie Conal, infamous street graphics rabble-rouser, was recently broadsided on his home turf by a sneak-attack art exhibition titled "Poster Roast."