Rarely does design = art. Not usually at least. But sometimes there's an opportunity to express ideas with more artistic licence than would normally be possible. Designing a poster can be one such great opportunity. The simplicity and directness inherent in the design of a poster is the perfect ground for zeroing in on one idea and expanding on it. I do love a good poster.
Last year I worked on a campaign for the 2011 Filmed by Bike film festival. I traced many a piece of bike and camera equipment. And then I composed them into some type.
This year's the poster is printed with brown and gold ink and die-cut into 4x5 spoke cards. A big thanks to Stumptown Printers for their gorgeous work! I'll have real photos up here soon.
What is a Girl's Worth?
A campaign of posters commissioned by Plan: Norway. The text reads:
In many places girls are seen as less worth than boys. They have less education, less food, are often forced marriage at a young age, gender dismembered and raped. Where children have it bad girls have it worst.
This is in strong contrast to who contributes the most later in life. By helping a girl she will only use 10% of what she earns for herself. The rest she will share with family and community. Boys, however, use 60-70% themselves. This is fact, and one of the reasons why we in the Plan through many years, has had extra focus on girls. Plan takes no political or religious positions and jobs for children's rights, but in many countries it seems that they have forgotten that girls are children. Children that is profitable to focus on. Go into plan-norge.no and find out more about why girls are worth more than boys!
For the2008 poster for The Floating World Animation Festival. This is an original typeface I developed just for the poster. Maybe I'll refine it a bit more and actually make a usable version in the future. The Floating World Animation Festival happening in a couple weeks. Jason writes on his website:
Nike World Basketball
This is the first thing I ever designed for an agency. I designed half of it while I was an intern and was paid to complete the rest.
Nike wanted to showcase 6 of their favorite international stars for the 2006 World Basketball Championships in Japan. I conceived of a series of silk-screened posters of the players in action shots with illustrated ribbons all about them. The kit included a booklet and 6 silk screened posters distributed to the international press at a media conference in Tokyo.
Gig Posters Over the Years
For the exhibition: XXX: The Power of Sex in Contemporary Design, I came up with this idea for Plazm to create a memorable poster design. Add two layers ink, one layer petroleum jelly and you've got a poster not easily transported. Don't try to frame it.