Image of the Day, August 2, 2013

Dublin-based designer Steve Simpson illustrated this poster for a local theater’s season of films celebrating composer Ennio Morricone, best known for his work with the spaghetti westerns of the 1960s. Check out a more detailed look here.


Image of the Day, July 23, 2013

A new MoMA exhibit takes on collage in its many forms, from photo collage to graphic design to film, including this silkscreen by Ralph Schraivogel.


Image of the Day, June 18, 2013

To promote the new DJ mobile app, Urban Ears, Denmark-based Uncle Grey created this poster made out of vinyl that emulates a DJ scratch when scraped with a fingernail. Via Creative Review.


Image of the Day, May 30, 2013

Awesome typography and illustration in this poster by Cast Iron for an upcoming Patton Oswalt show. Via Quipsologies.


Old School vs. New School

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.


Image of the Day, May 16, 2013

Music posters by Dirk Fowler are simple, clever and iconic. Read an interview conducted with Fowler last year with New York Times Magazine. Via Design Envy.


Image of the Day, May 15, 2013

Today on Design Observer, Rick Poynor discusses the early conceptual work of Croatian designer Boris Bućan, including this silkscreen poster, titled Imaginary Museum 3.


Image of the Day, May 10, 2013

Amidst some very disturbing and strange images, there are some strong designs in this collection of vintage safety posters from the site Memory of the Netherlands. For example, this excellent poster from 1959 by T.T. Kwee. Via 50 Watts.


Image of the Day, May 2, 2013

There’s been a lot of talk about Baz Luhrmann’s new Great Gatsby movie including the design which involves modernizing the Atlas typeface while still maintaining a 1920s feel.  See a full analysis at Fonts In Use. Via Quipsologies.