February 24, 2007

american square

Check out American Square. Every photo is gold.

February 20, 2007

another poster design

This time by me. I can't think of anything to improve the top of it. Any suggestions?

UPDATE: This is what I submitted. I would've liked less text and less repetition (the name was a big one) Probably should've used more blue than purple, but it was part of the brief. I could've got away with a more blueish purple though. Too late now. Hope it prints okay. For some inexplicable the trapping on the cyan plate was constantly fucking up.

Thought I should balance it out a bit with colour (did very much like the green) but the more I looked at old baseball cards and packaging, the more I saw how restricted the colour palettes really were.

You can see the reference image here.

February 12, 2007

two hundredth post!

Got nothing special for this entry other than a) the podcast is in production and b) you should check out The Pirate Bay's Oscartorrents. (thanks boingboing)

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February 08, 2007

it blows my mind

One of the best posters I've seen in a long time. From Gigposters.

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Follow up

Lumpen: Just wanted to say that the James Brown poster was one of the coolest uses of type I've ever seen. Are you selling it anywhere?

Sergio Moctezuma: Thank you Lumpen. The WinStar only needed 5 poster to be displayed inside the casino. So we just produced matchprints. If the casino ever decides to [do] the poster conventionally, I would be glad to let you know.

…I want that fucking poster.