The comic timing is absolutely brilliant on these timeline histories from design house H-57. Looking for how Marie Antoinette met her demise or the unfortunate early end to the legendary Bruce Lee? They’re here in minimal yet revealing detail. Find more at h-57.com or see our previous post on their typography Star Wars characters. [Read more...]
Graphic designer Marko Manev has a large and growing collection of minimalist tributes to Marvel superheros; from the Incredible Hulk to Magneto, many of the greats are here. The posters have a nice folded and worn look to them, as if they once proudly symbolized support for their namesake on some imaginary street corner. Purchase prints of these works at society6.com or follow Marko Manev on Twitter @MarkoManev. [Read more...]
Classic children’s stories are timeless windows into the human psyche. With their embedded kernels of life wisdom and lessons about our desires they can teach us much about what it means to be human. Christian Jackson, a “gun for hire in the design industry,” has created a personal project that beautifully distills the elements of these iconic stories down to their essential elements… still enough to be easily recognizable. Wander over to squareinchdesign.com to see more or to order an affordable print.
Can you guess each story without looking at the title first? [Read more...]
Le Tour de France, the world pinnacle of bicycle racing, comes rushing to a close this week and will see one quick rider standing in triumph wearing the yellow jersey. To commemorate each day of the meandering 3430km two wheeled battle, designer Neil Stevens has been creating beautiful daily posters of the races 21 varied stages. Each design features the days winning riders sporting their relevant colors as they speed through landscapes representing the days terrain. Even if you aren’t a cycling fan, these bright designs are sure to get your wheels spinning with inspiration. Check Stevens’ site, crayonfire.co.uk for daily updates as the race progresses. [Read more...]
This new collaborative series of posters, Fifty and Fifty, taps into the skills of 50 local designers using all of the American states mottos as their inspiration. Each print uses a similar, muted red, white and blue color pallet and most feature a catchy retro feel… so if you’ve called more than one state home they will look superb on the same wall.
These simply beautiful papercut maps really caught our eye. Lacking the mass of details associated with most topo maps, artist Marnie Karger leaves just the contour lines of the land and a delicate range of hues to tell the story of the terrain. Each piece is hand cut and carefully layered out of acid-free cardstock. While many of her creations are famous locations, she has recently been creating custom pieces for clients of their favorite landscapes. Definitely check out her blog, crafterall.blogspot.com for details on many other pieces and see her Etsy store for some real bargains on her well made art. [Read more...]
Argentina based design studio Minga, recently produced this series of superb minimalist posters, each featuring those not so small and very unexpected events in life. The simple posters don’t leave out too much… you can easily imagine the look on the featured characters face; and if you’re confused about the meaning of “WTF”… it’s apparently what you utter just before you die… [Read more...]
With the hope of spurring more world news interest in the U.S., artist Johnny Selman decided to communicate his message using a more “visually interesting vehicle.” His ambitious project sees him creating a new poster each day for an entire year, each based upon the headlines from the front page of the BBC News website. Considering the tight schedule on which he works, Selmans posters are incredibly well done and clever. See his continuing daily works at bbcx365.com
Vahram Muratyan lives in Paris and is obsessed with New York. His bold posters playfully compare, bagels to baggetts, Amelie to Carrie, the Big Apple with the City of Lights, drawing out many of the small but iconic attributes that make these famous cities shine. His side by side comparisons beg the question: where would you rather call home?