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Anti-Mario Propaganda Posters Inspired by WWII

Friday 08.16.2013 , Posted by

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Just when you thought your mission to save the princess was in the bag, along come’s anti-Mario propaganda from the mushroom kingdom: “The Koopas are Fighting, Why Aren’t You?” Each of these 17 posters, including the new 7 just released, pay homage to the iconic propaganda posters of WW2. Planting a Victory Garden? In this case, the plants fight back! [Read more...]

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Jazzy Abstract Maps of Famous World Cities

Friday 07.26.2013 , Posted by

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Some cities make you want to take out your favorite jazz records, sip on some wine and completely bliss out as you look down on the lights below. These posters from Toronto-based, self-taught artist Jazzberry Blue are just the right accompaniment for those moments – outlining the streets of famous world cities with a mid-century abstract flair. We wouldn’t want to navigate streets by these maps, but we sure would navigate life influenced by their spirit! [Read more...]

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One Love: Winners of the 2013 Reggae Poster Contest

Wednesday 07.24.2013 , Posted by

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Preaching compassion and social awareness, Reggae music has inspired many people to open their minds and hearts, and for some it has even influenced their creative expression. Graphic Designer Michael Thompson also known by his Flickr name, FREESTYLEE: Artist Without Borders, has been greatly impacted by the music and it is evident in the posters he designs. Thompson teamed up with his curator and representative, Maria Papaefstathiou, to inspire others to use the voice of Reggae to manifest art. [Read more...]

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99 Problems, But These Posters Ain’t One

Monday 07.15.2013 , Posted by

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So Jay-Z has 99 problems? We’ve been hearing about ‘em for years, but we’ve never been exactly sure what they were. Thanks to Ali Graham, we’re now getting a look inside the life of Shawn Carter, and the scoop on his plethora of problems. This growing Tumblr sensation 99 Problems, has been featuring illustrations of the world-famous rapper and his many grievances, from his issues with popsicles and US presidents, to tailoring and hair. It’s a hard-knock life, but somebody’s got to live it! [Read more...]

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The Beauty’s in the Details: Gig Posters by James Eads

Thursday 07.11.2013 , Posted by

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It’s hard to deny the appeal of James R Eads stunning digital paintings. With each closer examination we discover new details hidden in his swirls of vibrant color and flourishes of foliage. His works bend reality, turning our real-world into one that is fantastic and lively… a lyrical quality which has garnered him many commissions from bands for both their gig posters and album covers. Eads’ style lends itself well to that introspective space you can find yourself navigating while listening to that favorite album late at night. [Read more...]

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Bicycles: You Are What You Ride

Tuesday 07.09.2013 , Posted by

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Have you ever considered what your favorite bicycle says about you? It could be far more than you imagined, expressing anything from that hidden “Gangsta” attitude you have inside, to the fact that you are a complete weirdo. Like it or not, a bicycle is a serious fashion statement… especially in this time of extreme 2-wheeled popularity. Luckily for us, French designers Romain Bourdieux and Thomas Pomarelle are here to help us find out just what our bicycle style is saying… and sharing with the street around us. [Read more...]

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A Beard Man is a Real Man- Hilarious Quote Posters

Sunday 06.23.2013 , Posted by

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While some men are rocking full beards, others are dreaming that they could. Whether its genetics, a girlfriend, society, or a corporate job preventing you from getting back to your caveman roots, a beard is not always possible for everyone. But from my personal experience, rocking a full beard can be one of the most incredible feelings. I had mine from last fall through last Spring and found it to be one of the most liberating feelings. I was met with a lot of beard envy as my overt manliness poured out everywhere I went. BeardedGospelMen.net have created this series of quote posters for all who know and appreciate serious facial hair.
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Retro Travel Posters for Famous Movie Locations

Friday 06.14.2013 , Posted by

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As far as travel posters go, there have never been any to match the romantic versions from the mid-century. Starting with streamlined steamship and aircraft posters in the 1930s, the world was becoming smaller at an exciting rate. No longer did it take months to reach your destination, and no longer did it cost a fortune. If exploring nature was more your speed, the WPA pumped out a series of exquisite US National Park posters that make America truly look like the promised land. Now, South African illustrator MUTI has created a series of four posters channeling the spirit of those classic times into fictitious travel posters for famous movie locations. [Read more...]

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Disney Posters Get ‘Honestly’ Remixed

Wednesday 06.12.2013 , Posted by

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When we were children, Disney films were often the pinnacle of entertainment, and as our young minds absorbed the fascinating and memorable plot lines, nothing could distract from the sugar filled story playing before our eyes. But now, with adult minds and some critical thought, our view of these films can often have humorous and not-so-innocent twists our young minds could never imagined. These brutally “honest’ remixes of classic Disney film posters by Christine Gritmon, see each movie re-titled with surprising new interpretations. [Read more...]

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Binary Prints Appear Wildly Different at Day or Night

Monday 06.10.2013 , Posted by

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When we arrive in a new place at night, the world looks different. Colors – if we see any – are muted, and dark shapes dominate a landscape difficult to accurately decipher. When the morning comes and we see the same place again, it can appear completely different. Colors invisible in the night now appear bright or even florescent. Objects hidden in shadow reveal themselves. Why bring this all up? Because this new series of posters from Alex Trochut, called Binary Prints, turns the whole light/dark concept on its head, revealing far more at night than during daylight hours. [Read more...]

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