Design // Thursday, May 08, 2014
On May 8, 1920, one of the most iconic and influential graphic designers, Saul Bass, was born. Every year, we like to honor Bass by remembering just how amazing and influential his work was, from film posters and opening sequences to famous films. Bass did work for seminal films like Psycho, North By Northwest, Vertigo, Anatomy of a Murder, West Side Story, Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Casino, and many more. In honor of the man, who passed away in 1996, here is a collection of his great posters, and a few of our favorite opening title sequences...
Design // Wednesday, May 07, 2014
The Soviets were really good at making poster art in the form of propaganda, so good that even the most horrible messages had a begrudgingly nice look. But we have to say, when the Soviet graphic artists wanted to tackle anti-alcohol subjects, they make it damn effective.
Design // Monday, April 28, 2014
Jive Time Records, a Seattle-based store specializing in used vinyl has put together a little blog where they have been collecting minimal vintage album cover design, or to be more specific, a "shrine to circles and dots, squares and rectangles, and triangles, and the designers that make these simple shapes come to life on vintage album covers."
Design // Friday, April 25, 2014
It seems about right. We noticed on April 2014 cover artist Andy Rementer's Instagram that he did a t-shirt for DC Shoes and Pick Me Up 2014, one of the best if not THE BEST graphic arts festivals in the world. And what seems right about it is that we learned about Rementer's work at the festival a few years back. Pick Me Up is held annually at the Somerset House in London, and basically get the right people together to show the right kind of graphic and illustrative and design arts.
Design // Friday, April 25, 2014
We like to check in with our friends over at 50watts from time to time and are always excited when they post new stuff! The latest is a collection of vintage French movie posters from 1927 to 1981, reproductions from expired auction listings at ha.com (heritage auction).
Design // Thursday, April 17, 2014
If you are anything like us you've dreamed and talked about going to the next world cup and then never followed through on it, again. This year's in Brazil will be the 20th World Cup (hey it's our 20th anniversary too...) and we can't wait. To get you pumped, here is a collection of every single World Cup Poster since 1930.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 14, 2014
What did you do this weekend? We spent it enjoying the beautiful illustrations of Swedish designer and illustrator Sara Andreasson.
Design // Monday, April 07, 2014
We are always happy to see a new series of Architecture-themed illustrations from Italian artist Federico Babina. Recently we took a look at his "Archist" series in which he illustrated buildings inspired by famous works of art. His latest series, "Archiportrait' features portraits of both contemporary and classic artists, drawn in their specific style. Each portrait incorporates various elements of the designer's work such as floor plans, walls, windows, furniture, and color themes!
Design // Monday, March 17, 2014
Quipsologies, a site we frequent, recently put together a dozen polish versions of well-known American flim posters including Fatal Attraction, The Pink Panther, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and more.