We love posters. They’re like hiaku for graphic designers – a combination of typography, graphic design, imagery, and creativity that can communicate, compel, and inspire, all at the same time.
Take the iconic design work of Saul Bass. Riff on that, mashed up with the kinds of icons you’d see at Olympic events. Stir.
This was a Photoshop mashup, starting with a photo of an alley. We added Humphrey Bogart’s body and hat, with a local musician’s face. For good measure, we mapped an Illustrator text onto the brick wall, then added the chalk outline of the late guitarist, and police barrier. An homage to film noir AND live music.
We created this poster to promote an historic homes tour, using Photoshop filters to achieve the engraved art look. Vintage typography completed the look.
The logo we created used silhouettes in negative space to represent instruments, so it seemed only fitting to represent the band in silhouette form.
We’ve always loved typography, and vintage broadsides/posters have always been a source of fascination. Owning a vast library of typefaces gives us the ability to indulge our tastes accordingly.
A Photoshop sketch, using a Wacom table to draw and paint something in a couple of hours that would have taken much longer if done with pen and ink.
An homage to the Grindhouse style of posters, we created this design for a couple of local bands. Note the distressed look, and the detail work, even down to the paper folds.
Another vintage poster design, this time emulating the old silkscreen technique of a rainbow flood fill.
Not all posters must be portrait. Sometimes a landscape-oriented poster can grab attention just by being different.
Riffing on the Saul Bass style, we created this poster for a local band.
This poster was inspired by the cast of a high school production of the classic Rogers and Hammerstein show. We used photos of the actors to create caricatures of them for the design.
In light of the recent Mad Magazine parody of Obama regarding PFC Bergdahl, it’s not the first time Saving Private Ryan has been the subject for satire. We created this back in 2008, when Hillary looked like a lock for the nomination.