Posts Tagged With Poster design

Phil Baines YAK poster

  The second project that I will be covering is Phil Baines’ 1994 ‘Yak’ 2 poster. This poster was published as a part of Why Not Associates, a graphic design company that Baines’ has done freelance work for frequently. The poster was released along with a few other posters through Why Not Associates. In an interview on…

Grapus Poster: Expo Grapus

This poster was made in 1982 by Grapus, mainly illustrated by Pierre Bernard. This poster, Expo Grapus, was supposed “to represent the studio, for a retrospective in Paris” (Poyner). In 1982, Grapus was an internationally famous design group despite the fact that their work was more anarchist, rebellious, and punk then the popular modernism seen…

Emil Ruder

Emil Ruder was a Swiss graphic designer and typographer born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1914. Ruder began his education within the field of design at the young age of 15 years old as an intern for a typesetting compositor. He then went on to study typography in a number of different settings including Paris and…

Netflix Transgender Awareness Week

In 2020, Netflix commissioned Kate and Studio Moross to create ten portraits of transgender talent featured on the platform to celebrate Transgender Awareness Week. All the portraits were of actors featured in Netflix productions, including Laverne Cox and Lachlan Watson. One of Kate’s goals is to use their voice to help others expand beyond gender…

Spice World

In 2019 Studio Moross joined Creative Director Lee Lodge as part of a core creative team to manage the art direction and design across the screens and stage for the Spice Girls UK and Ireland tour. Since at the time, the Spice Girls had not been on stage in seven years, this tour was significant.…

Hiroshima-Nagasaki 50

The 1995 screenprint on paper features a white background with a black “NO.” The n and o are distinctly different fonts, with the n taking side stage off to the lower left of the dominating o. The edges of the n resemble a sans serif font while the o has more qualities of a serif…

Lady Columbia Trope

The idea of Lady Columbia first originated in a poem from 1697 by Samuel Sewall who proposed “Columbina” to be the name for the American colonies in honor of Christopher Columbus. It wasn’t until 1775 during the American Revolution war that it gained popularity through a poem written by a black slave, Phillis Wheatley where…

The Rat Trope in Media

In this example from Ephriam S. Well’s Rough on Rats (1886) advertisement, the trope of a rat represents death, impurity, racism, and eradication. There is a large dead rat at the top of the image and a very stereotypical and racist depiction of an Asian man eating the rat. This imagery is based on anti-asian sentiments…

Lester Beall- Cross Out Slums Poster

The United States Housing Authority asked Lester Beall to create a project. The association was also created by President Roosevelt in the 1930’s. The purpose of the United States Housing Authority was created to loan money to states for low cost construction. During this time Beall created the infamous poster titled Cross Out Slums. Beall…

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…

Ulm und Basel | Dan Friedman

Dan Friedman had his postgraduate education split between too very different graphic design schools, Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm and Allgemeine Gewerbeschule Basel.[1] Ulm was a high modernist institution while Basel was more intuitive and exuberant.[2] While teaching at Yale, Friedman used his knowledge of the two extremes of design to help formulate projects for his…