This week’s poster pick was created by the ever playful Matte Stephens. In this scene a young boy and his distinguished bear colleague attempt to board a cable car (tram) filled with mod haircuts and big smiles. This seems like a bad move as it appears that mister snazzy bear’s umbrella is holding up the cable car wire. If this painting was animated, I would love to see the next frame. Catch the tram here.
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This week’s poster pick was designed by Concepcion Studios for a recent Broken Social Scene concert in San Francisco. The grainy dots used throughout this poster add a nice vintage feel. The fluffy clouds in the background are not as realistic as the rest of this scene, but happen to work well with the overall playfulness. I can’t think of a better way to escape from Alcatraz than with a fistful of brightly colored balloons. Get carried away here.
Today Grain Edit is proud to present Blanca Gómez of Cosas Minimas. Blanca is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator based in Madrid, Spain. You may remember her work as featured on Grain Edit’s on-going poster pick series. We like her clean and simple style and took some time to talk to Blanca about her work and creative process. We hope you’ll enjoy it.
Every year at the end of May (since 2002) the Sasquatch! Music Festival rears it’s hairy head in a small town along the Columbia River in Central Washington. The three day bash features bands like Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Massive Attack, LCD Soundsystem, They Might Be Giants and Camera Obscura just to name a few. The promo poster for Sasquatch! 2010 (created by grain edit fave Invisible Creature) features a whale whose blow hole juice magically controls Abobe’s text wrap feature and a giant furry beast that can easily touch the esurance logo found floating in our atmosphere. If you were unable to make the show you can still pick up some of this poster sweetness right here.
This week’s poster pick was created by Jason Munn of The Small Stakes. It’s incredibly simple and yet so clever. I like how Jason used the the bars from the sheet music to form a bird’s nest. If you’re interested in purchasing this poster, you can pick up a copy here.
Isle of This Town by Invisible Creature. Meas. 17″ x 17″
There is so much to enjoy in this week’s poster pick by Invisible Creature. Everywhere your eyes go there is something to delight in. I want to live in this poster and I honestly can’t decide which element is my favorite. The color scheme is perfect and really lets your imagination soar. There is a lot to be said for work like this that inspires you and takes you away to another world. You can buy it here.
The Books Concert Poster by Sonnenzimmer. Measures 18″ x 24″
Our poster pick for the week was created by Sonnenzimmer. Sonnenzimmer is an art and screen print studio based in Chicago. The studio is owned and operated by artist’s Nadine Nakanishi and Nick Butcher. We’re certain you’ll find their work as appealing as we do.
The poster pictured above really puts the negative space to good use. The simple, colorful shapes balance the overall composition while the broken up landscape forms a a dynamic window to the world. You can purchase this poster here.
This week’s poster pick was done by Aesthetic Apparatus. The owl has enjoyed a lot of attention from artists in recent years, and this owl will undoubtedly hold yours. Note the eyes, this guy is an infinitely hypnotizing character. The greens used here are nice and bold and add an excellent touch of color. You can pick up this poster at postercabaret.com!
This week’s poster pick was made possible by the creative minds that make up Doublenaut. Doublenaut is stationed in Toronto, Canada and is made up of brothers Andrew and Matt McCracken.
The poster pick for this week features this Monsters of Folk Concert Poster designed by Jason Munn of The Small Stakes. This is a nice example of the impressive and sophisticated work that The Small Stakes churns out. Note the harmony in the composition and see if you can spot any patterns in this poster. This is smart design.
This poster is available for purchase here.
Sasquatch Music Festival Poster (Bubbles) - Designed by Invisible Creature
This week our poster pick(s) are a series of posters designed by Invisible Creature for the Sasquatch Music Festival. The series presents a host of characters that we’re certain you’ll enjoy. A limited color palette was employed throughout this series that is filled with whimsy and sure to please. I am especially fond of Sigmund and Blanche. If I had enough wall space they could all live with me.
The entire series is available at the Poster Cabaret.
The best part about bringing you the poster pick series is reading your responses to our selections. This week can’t disappoint because it is virtually impossible to see the work of the designers at Delicious Design League and not be smitten.
Delicious Design League is based in Chicago and commandeered by Billy Baumann and Jason Teegarden-Downs. The firm focuses on designing for the music industry but leaves room for all things design. ‘Cutie Bear’ feels right at home here at Grain Edit. Clean lines and smart color combos never go out of style. The trick is to make it look effortless, but it’s obvious a great deal of thought goes into something so, well, cute.
Cutie Bear is available for purchase here.
There is so much to love and appreciate about this week’s poster pick by Methane Studios. Let me begin by pointing out the color combinations which I happen to think are perfect. This awesome beast is impressive with its geometric body, patterns, and textures. It’s great seeing how the patterns take on new life with different coloring. As always, the type use and positioning is very well done.
The Andrew Bird poster is available for purchase here.
Doom Flower Mini Print by Aesthetic Apparatus - 6″ x 6″.
Many of you are familiar with the distinctive works of Aesthetic Apparatus and this week we’re happy to add their ‘Doom Flower’ to our growing list of poster picks. This design studio continues to please us with their creative choices and prints like this. The colors used here stay true to their Doom series which is well worth browsing. The flow relies heavily on color and shape in the creation of the energetic flower pattern. The skull in the center adds an interesting balance and helps break things up a bit. I think this demonstrates great use of color and pattern. Those guys make it look so easy!
This print is available at www.postercabaret.com
Nor Cal - Designed by Don Clark of Invisible Creature - 17.5″x17.5″
We’re excited to announce The Poster Cabaret 2009 Bike Print Set. Bicycle ridership has increased in recent years and as someone that rides daily I am glad to see so many artists inspired by them. The series features artists like Don Clark of Invisible Creature, Eleanor Grosch of Pushmepullyou Design, Brian Turner of The Cricket Press, Jay Ryan, and Diana Sudyka.
All are interesting and dynamic designs that will no doubt not simply appeal to cyclists. I love what Eleanor Grosch has done in the aptly titled ‘Bicycle’. It is an awesome design made up of a few simple shapes and colors, but it drew my attention immediately.
The limited edition prints are available at www.postercabaret.com
Conor Oberst Concert Poster by Vahalla Studios. Handmade three color silkscreen measures 18″x 24″.
The poster pick series presses on with a piece by Tad Carpenter of Vahalla Studios. I like the limited color palette used in this poster and think that it compliments the scene perfectly. It is quiet yet delightful. The use of pattern throughout the poster is as terrific as the type choices. Plus, I’m a sucker for buildings in a background.
You can purchase the Conor Oberst poster at www.postercabaret.com
Flight of the Conchords Concert Poster designed by Jesse LeDoux of Patent Pending. 18″ x 24″.
This week we have our sights on a Flight of the Conchords Concert Poster by Patent Pending. Based in Seattle and headed by Jeff Kleinsmith and Jesse LeDoux, Patent Pending was established by the design duo in 1999.
My favorite thing about viewing the work of other designers is seeing how they approach details in their design. I’m impressed with several parts of this poster and I enjoy that it is understated and relaxed. The typographic work is smart and attention grabbing without too much visual info to distract from it. As a fan of FoTC I think it captures their vibe really well.
This poster is available for purchase at www.postercabaret.com
The National live at the Tabernacle, Atlanta - concert poster 18″x24″
This week’s poster pick features another cutting edge design from Methane Studios. The overall design is simple and understated, but manages to remain visually engaging. The subtleties in this poster are exactly what make it interesting to look at. I really like everything about how the band name is presented and appreciate the sense of depth created by the paper knife. There is great use of space and type throughout , I especially like how the type is managed at the very bottom of this poster.
You can purchase the poster at postercabaret.com
Mogwai Concert Poster by Mark McDevitt of Methane Studios. Handmade four color silkscreen measures 19″ x 25″ .
Continuing with our poster pick series we’ve selected this eye-catching, Mogwai concert poster designed by Methane Studios. I really like the bold use of color and all the geometric patterns that take form. The coloring reminds me a bit of the Technicolor logo (a favorite) used in old film posters. I’m also diggin’ the form of the type and the contrasting background.
Methane hails from Atlanta , GA and was formed by artists Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee. The pair have been designing screen printed posters since 1998 for a variety of US and foreign bands such as Pearl Jam, Wilco, and Dave Matthews Band to name a few.
You can order this poster and others by Methane at postercabaret.com