My bedroom used to be covered in a lot of posters as a youngster and it’s only recently that I’ve realised how awfully designed they all were. To be fair though, my eight-year-old self didn’t really care about the type used on my Smash Hits poster of the Spice Girls – it was their cheeky attitude and sisterhood principles I was most interested in.
Since moving on from my bad choices, it’s opened me up to a whole host of talented poster makers, including Atlanta-based Alvin Diec. Featured among this graphic designer’s extensive portfolio are 2D wonders for gigs, bars, playhouses and restaurants. His style is pared back, using simple shapes and small colour palettes combined with clever type and often one strong image. It’s lovely stuff and the kind of posters I’d now be proud to hang on my wall.
- Photographer Trent Davis Bailey documents rural American community The North Fork
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- Swedish illustrator Malin Rosenqvist creates textural works about psychology and powerful women
- Animator Jimmy Simpson creates technology-inspired ident for MTV
- Leander Assmann's illustrations are full of paired-back shapes and patterns
- Illustrator Andrey Kasay invites us into his surreal yet amusing world
- Grope Sans: a very rude typeface by Bompas & Parr
- Japanese graphic designer Ryu Mieno creates type-heavy works fizzing with energy
- The reductive and exacting work of graphic designer Laura Prim
- Why creative education for advertising is stuck in the dark ages
- Leipzig-based graphic designer Anja Kaiser takes us through her portfolio
- Nicolas Jaar releases Network, a book inspired by radio