Poster Art

Lennon’s Poster, a film by Nick Esdaile & Joe Fellows.

This is what I am talking about. Here we not only have a compelling and interesting story captured on video. We have a compelling and interesting story that is beautifully shot, wonderfully edited, narrated with ease, paired with a perfect soundtrack, and a history lesson all rolled into one. I aspire to make something that looks and feels this good. Hat tip to Nick Esdaile & Joe Fellows and Make Productions.

“dubo, dubon, dubonnet” as cassanett.

This is a great little video showing the prep for a photo shoot that was done to promote Atipo’s new font cassannet, based on the style of lettering seen on cassandre posters from the 1930’s. The have recreated the famous poster triptych “dubo, dubon, dubonnet”.

The photos are great, and the video showing ho they got the shots is equally as fun and really well shot and edited.

The History of “Keep Calm and Carry On”.

“Keep Calm and Carry On” originally arrived in the UK in 1939. Since it’s rediscovery in the early 2000’s it has become one of the iconic images of the 21st century. Frankly the saturation point of this poster, the various ripoffs, and over use of it have left Keep Calm and Carry On kind of flat for me. It is a fad that that I hope has passed, but probably hasn’t.

If you are at all the least bit curious about where this poster came from, it’s history, the history of the design… watch the video below.If you just can’t get enough of the slogan, you can download the iPhone app here, or purchase a multitude of examples from Barter Books here.

Produced by Temujin Doran, for Studio Canoe, this short film provides a little fresh air on the subject.

That is Gonna Leave a Mark. Audi for the Spanish Derby,

On Saturday December 10th, the Spanish Derby will be played in Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Barcelona. The match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona is sponsored by Audi who wanted to promote the event with an integrated campaign connecting both online and offline touch points. The campaign was present in all the traditional spaces from print to broadcast, but this video makes it for me. This is the “How They Made It” video showing exactly how they created the illustration for the posters, and ads.

It’s pretty impressive.

Agency: DDB, Spain
Client: V.A.E.S.A – Audi Spain
Product: Sponsorship Real Madrid CF – FC Barcelona
Executive Creative Director: Fernando Barbella
Creative Directors: Jaume Badia, Alejandro Arriagada
Art Directors: Silvia Cutillas, Aldo Ferreto
Copywriter: Javier Nuñez
Production Company: Monkey
Director: Blai Graell

Dropping an F-Bomb on Design.

When I got to work this morning this image was in my email inbox. While the language might offend some of you, the basic sentiment shouldn’t. At the end of the day, I don’t know a single designer that hasn’t dropped the F-Bomb during some point in their career. This limited edition hand silk screened poster pretty much sums up everything a designer should know, think, and do.

This limited edition, three-color poster measures 18×24 inches. It’s hand silkscreened on 100lb cover French PopTone paper and available for $35.00 here.

The Bottom of poster reads:
Good Fucking Design Advice aims to serve the needs of the greater design community for the common good. Whether you’re a student unable to receive a timely response from a professor, a designer eagerly awaiting feedback from a vacationing art director, or a sheltered freelancer lonely toiling away in her studio apartment, Good Fucking Design Advice will provide you with immediate unbiased assistance 24/7.

The Instagram 365 Project. 03/22/2011

I was going to get this posted yesterday, but WordPress was having technical difficulties and I couldn’t access my blog until this morning. So this is yesterday’s Instagram Project post, a day late, but not a dollar short.

I shot this from my car and assembled the images using Panolab for the iPhone yesterday afternoon. I like the David Hockney style assemblage that Panolab creates when you don’t use it in a traditional way.

Let’s Go On Vacation.

Not so long ago, before TV or the internet, travel was usually advertised with posters and brochures that were distributed through your travel agent. These items were designed to create a sense of atmosphere, and excitement based on the perceived exotic qualities of the location. The images and illustrations were set to create a mood and atmosphere that would give a feeling as to what you might encounter, but romanticized, and finessed in a way that is hard to describe. When I see these kinds of images, there is a certain level of simplicity that in many ways feels like the romantic visions of classic Disney cartoons, or Hollywood movies from the 30’s and 40’s where everything is perfect, everyone is happy, and there is a kind of Utopian atmosphere. I love old travel posters and the people at Poster Team have a huge collection that is also for sale. I just wish they had some higher resolution images so I could see more detail in them.

One last note, if you are ever in Kansas City, go to Le Fou Frog and check out the “Peureux” poster they have. It’s an original that is about 7 feet tall.