Modern Gig posters

I don’t go to gigs these days… I wish I could but I don’t seem to find the time. That said I am now working in an office where they all do and they’ve inspired me to listen to some new tunes and discover a few bands I wouldn’t have normally listened to… M83, LCD Soundsystem, Bonobo, Frightened Rabbit, Two Door Cinema Club to name a few. Oh yeah I’m ‘down with it’ these days! 🙂

I came across this today via Abduzeedo. It’s a collection of modern day gig posters, some of which are stunning. A work colleague buys artwork like this at events. The last time I bought a gig poster was probably The Levellers circa 1990-ish! I wonder if any of these are available to buy online or is it not considered ‘cool’ to have a reproduction of an original print.

These are some of my favourites… You can find the whole Top 100 Gig posters at GoMediazine

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

Flaming Lips

FLAMING LIPS SHOW INFOGRAPHIC
FLAMING LIPS SHOW INFOGRAPHIC

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Infographic Design

Interesting article courtesy of Smashing Magazine…

Since the dawn of the Internet, the demand for good design has continued to skyrocket. From Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and beyond, designers have remained on their toes as they define the trends and expectations of our online universe. The Internet is a great designer’s playground, and online businesses are growing more and more appreciative of what can be gained from a bit of well-executed eye candy. Over the past two years, this fact has become the backbone of a growing trend in online marketing: the infographic.

Click here to read the full article…

The Do's & Don'ts of Infographic Design
The Do's & Don'ts of Infographic Design

A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer

I love infographics at the moment and this one is just brilliant… and so true. After the Oatmeal’s ‘How a Website Design Goes Straight to Hell’ poster struck a nerve, this one is also a spot on observation of us Graphic Designers out there. It’s a hard life but we grin and bear it 🙂

This was created by Amerikan Made Prints a company started by the husband and wife team of Keith and Jenn Bowman. I’ve got to get me one of these (currently sold out) so in the mean time I thought I would share!

You can see more of their work as well as this one here:

Amerikan Made

A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer
A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer

 

Social Media Propaganda posters

I love the grainy print style of the wartime propaganda poster. They were iconic in their style and showed graphic design, imagination and typography at its best during dark times.

These Social Media propaganda posters give the style a modern twist and have been created by Artist: Aaron Wood who is selling his creations on arty craft site, Etsy. Apparently they are sold out already…

Who will you vote for to win the Social Media war?
I think Facebook wins it for me…

Social media propaganda posters
Facebook propaganda

Web design – When less is more

Every site has its form and function but sometimes less is more if done properly.

Here are some clean and minimalist sites for inspiration… Having seen them, I really really want a Leica camera, so beautifully crafted!

Leica website
Minimalist website design
Leica M9 Special Edition Camera
Leica M9 Special Edition Camera