Portrait of a Wrench

Pop Art is predicated on making the commonplace uncommon, taking what is hiding in plain sight and shinning an appreciative spotlight on it. View a poster that pre-dates the Pop Art movement.


AIDs Poster Collection Refocuses Attention on Subject

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 …


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.