Posts Tagged With poster

Who’s Who in Graphic Design: Jules Cheret

Katie Butler:  In the midst of the nineteenth century, cultures around the world were resetting on nearly every level. In America, at the cusp of events such as the Mexican- American War, the Civil War, the festering of the use of slavery, and the transition of the American mentality from Romantic ideals to Transcendentalism, almost…

ART AGAINST AIDS | Dan Friedman

ART AGAINST AIDS is one of Friedman’s later works, made in 1987. This work was made for a coalition of artists and galleries to have an exhibition to raids money to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research. From what I can gather about Friedman and his personality, he most likely did this poster for…

SpongeBob Nautical Promotional Party (S.S Save Gary!!!!!)

    Noah Weaver 4/2/2020 (Spongebob Movie promotional interactive poster at local Movie Theater)   This promotional piece for the upcoming SpongeBob movie is a fun and interactive way to utilize design in an informative way. In this movie SpongeBob’s beloved family member, Gary the snail, has been “snail-napped” and it’s up to SpongeBob and…

Saul Bass

The designer I chose to research about was Saul Bass. Saul Bass was born on May 8th, 1920 and he was a graphic designer who was well known and worked very well with designing film posters and title sequences for movies. He was born in Bronx, New York from European Jewish immigrants. He was known…

NC State’s Street Light Banners

A few weeks ago, I took some pictures of a Land Rover in front of D. H. Hill library because the weather was gray and moody. The mise en scene of each shot was consistent, pleasant, and the midcentury architecture of D. H.Hill was shining. There was, however, one issue – the bright red NC…

A. M. Cassandre – Au Bucheron

One of the most important posters created by Cassandre was Au Bucheron, a poster created as an advertisement for a cabinet maker in 1923. The poster itself led to Cassandre’s later and widespread success and fame, winning him recognition and an iconic style. It is a depiction of a man chopping down a tree, not…

The Pope and the Penis

In 1990, Gran Fury was invited to exhibit in the “Aperto” section of the Venice Biennale.  They used this platform to criticize the position of the Catholic Church towards the AIDS crisis in a work entitled “The Pope and the Penis.” The work is made up of two huge posters hung next to each other. …

Ditzy Female Trope

Far too often in TV shows and movies we’re stuck face to face with a royally dumb female character. These women are often called “The Brainless Beauty,” “Ditz,” and generally referred to as “Dumb Blondes” regardless of their actual hair color. They are often used to provide comedic relief, but they’re oftentimes more infuriating than…

Rick Griffin

This poster was created for the Human Be-In event in 1967, which was held in the Polo Grounds of the Golden Gate park in San Francisco. The event was extremely historically important, as it was considered the climax of the Haight Ashbury psychedelic 60s scene, the manifestation of their ideals, and it became the predecessor…

Guerrilla Girls The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist

Project 2: The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist      This poster created by the Guerrilla Girls uses a list to highlight how women are excluded from art history lessons, textbooks, museum collections, and more institutions in the field of art. Their 1988 poster “The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist” lists thirteen “advantages”…

Kamekura Hiroshima Appeals

Kamekura’s work for Hiroshima Appeals (1983) series of posters was a shocking and contemplative piece on the horrors of WWII. The poster series was created to symbolize an era of peace following the war. His personal take on the symbolism of the burning butterflies was a profound statement on “The beauty and grace of the…

Peter Saville – The Factory

This project is a poster designed for Factory Records (THE FACTORY).  It features a icon of a man plugging his ears with the words, “use hearing protection”. Factory Records was one of the most influential and iconic collection of work Peter Saville was apart of. When you think of Peter Saville you think of his…

Victor Moscoso Neon Rose #2

This poster was created under Moscoso’s company, Neon Rose. Because he had control of the company, he had control of the work that was produced under it. For him, this meant complete artistic freedom, and he produced some of the most iconic images in the psychedelic era under the umbrella of Neon Rose. This poster…

Victor Moscoso Man with Spiral Glasses

This project is significant to Moscoso, because he claims that this poster is the one that clicked for him, where he said he got his mind “off the bench.” This work was done with Family Dog and employed his style of vibrating colors and photocollage to create unique compositions. This particular poster played with foreground/background…