Great poster for our new office

Here at Artistic Hub, we are gearing up to move to a brand new office in downtown San Diego. I am excited to do a little house cleaning.. or should I say a LOT of house cleaning. As our moving date gets closer, I am trying to find a few fresh items to spice up the new office. This poster by Material girl makes me smile. I’ll take one please! Now I just need to find the perfect vintage frame. Thrift stores, here I come…

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Now Panic and Freak Out

This poster was created by Olly Moss in opposition to the popular Keep Calm and Carry On Posters that have been on the rise. Threadless printed 250 copies but sadly they are sold out. (Re-print anyone?! ) Personally, I do not like the original poster. The overly sensitive tone scares me… so I was happy to find this new version! The original poster was a piece of British propoganda created during the 1930’s as the war with Germany was looming. The history of this poster makes it that more creepy that it is now posted in American households everywhere. Either way, its interesting to see basic typographic posters becoming an important part of interior design. Graphic Designers unite!

-Mel

Worth a Click 09.11.09

40 Stunning Tilt-Shirt Images or Urbanity – interesting photography

Horizontal Navigation Menus: Trends, Patterns and Best Practices – another helpful article from smashing mag

FFFFound iphone app – Don’t know about you, but im getting this app RIGHT…. NOW…. FFFFound is one of my favorite things in life.

Six fonts that piss people off – funny article about typefaces that cause RAGE haha

Poster Cabaret – buy gig posters and artist prints – a good collection

LittleFriendsSonic

Practical Tips for Taking Design Inspiration without copying – we are so saturated with the media and internet today that it’s hard to define your own style – good tips for newbies and oldies

NEW Design contests from Veer – $50,000 in prizes – holla

Remembering 9/11 – NBC’s photo gallery from the service today

9.11.09

SAN DIEGO NEWS

8th Anniversary of Ray at Night – art, music and good people THIS SATURDAY – see you there

Art Walk by the Bay: Sept 12-13

2009 San Diego Music Award WINNERS

Have a good weekend everyone ~

Inspiring Poster Design

So as I’m working on my movie poster, I’m searching for inspiration not only from other movie posters, but graphic design in general. I’ve found a lot of amazing work, and here is some of my favorites:

MOVIE:

The Fountain 1

The Fountain 2

These are by: Tomaz Opansinski. Click to view his complete portfolio. His made some of the most compelling posters I’ve ever seen and you MUST go to the evolution section where you can see the before and after of his beautiful creations.

Max Payne

MUSICIANS:

Dis-patch on tour

by Nebojsa Cvetkovic

Y al Este el Rio


EVENTS/GIGS:

Andrew Bird

Design By Gina Kelly

Neko Case

Design By The Small Stakes

Rilo Kiley

Design By Lure Design Inc.

Devendra Banhart

Design by Spike Press

The National

Design by Spike Press

Mates of State

Design By The Small Stakes

OTHER:

Today I am a Lot of Things

Progress


Adidas Poster

Some other blogs that are great sources of poster inspiration: Well Medicated – gig posters, Outlaw Design – movie posters, GigPosters.com – MORE gig posters 🙂