Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Album Cover by Invisible Creature

I remember checking out the work of Invisible Creature last year and just loving the work they do. Invisible Creature are two brothers based in Seattle who create work in a variety of different media and for a variety of different applications, from clothes to product packaging. Whilst doing some research into album covers, I found this album cover and book art they created for The Foo Fighters. Love it.

Vintage Posters

I stumbled upon these posters for U.S parks from the late 1930's, which utilise really gorgeous use of colour and graphic style illustrations. Get your peepers round these......

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Animal Posters

So a few weeks ago when I was doing research into animals for my childrems clothes project, I stumbled upon these posters design by Able,  a Philidelphia based design firm. I really love the simple shapes and textures used and the use of simple typography. Check out some more posters on their site. I would love to be able to make something like this myself......ahhh one day..

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Alan Aldridge

Whilst looking into postmodernism at college, we were asked to do some research into the historical context of an illustrator from either the 60's, 70's or 80's or 90's. Whilst trying t think of illustrators from those periods, I was reminded of an exhibition I saw in London a couple of years ago by Alan Aldridge, so I thought it might be interesting to do some research into him again.

Styles of Design - at the time during the 60's and 70's due to drug culture, there was a resurgence in the swirling patterns of art Nouveau, as it worked well with the idea of psychedelia and hallucinations. There was also a strong use of bright colours that linked to this.

Fashions - There was use of bold colours and patterns again in the 60's and 70's when it came to clothes fashion. There was a lot more freedom with fashion than in post war 50's, and a lot more experimentation.

Music, Films etc. - At the time, and one of the influences on Aldridge's, The Beatles were huge. During the 60's, The Beatles were very influential and their changing style of music captured the changes of the time. In terms of television and film, colour TV was the big thing of the 70's. The influx of colour was a predominant theme during the 60's and 70's. Both TV and film became more imaginative, there was a rise in sitcoms, crime shows and science fiction.  Think Star Trek, The Hulk etc. Because of things like the moon landing in 1969, there was an increased interest in science and the future and this resulted in films like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and A Clockwork Orange (1971).

I've posted some of Aldridge's work below...


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Olly Moss

I found the work of Olly Moss a while back when looking at different types of posters, and in terms of minimalist film posters, he's definitely got them down. Ive posted a few examples below which I love. He uses iconic elements or scenes from the films to create some really nice visuals. The black and red designs make me think of some of the old penguin book covers, and the orange ones, the Robocop one for instance, reminds me of the work of Noma Bar, an artist I was recently introduced to. He is able to encapsulate the character in as few lines as possible; the side of the gun doubling as the profile of the face. Very cool.