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Steve Jobs Tribute Typographic Poster Designed by Oliver Gareis

This Steve Jobs Tribute Typographic Poster has to be one of the best graphic design tributes I've seen in a while. Oliver Gareis has done an outstanding job of mixing and matching a whole bunch of typographic styles, into something really rather elegant and stylish.

In basic type theory (using more than a few font styles in one layout etc) it should be a mess, but it just seems to work so well.

It might not be to everyones taste, but I love it.

You must go over to Oliver's Behance profile: Steve Jobs Famous Quote Typography to view the original project, and to also watch a time lapse video of the posters development.

Steve Jobs Tribute Typographic Poster

Oliver explains how this came to be, and how long it took:

About one year ago I started this project, when the agency where I work full time decided that they want to pimp their office.

We brainstormed on what to do, and finally decided to write a quote on the wall of someone who is an inspiration to all of us, namely Steve Jobs.

So I sat down, took some time of reconsidering and picked a truly inspiring quote of him. First, I started drawing everything on paper.

Secondly, I scanned everything and assembled the four A4 sized papers into one piece with Illustrator.

It was a lot of hard work to create this illustration but it was definitely worth it. After I finished the illustration I drew the piece on our office wall.

It took me about 20 days spread over 4 month to finish this drawing. I would really appreciate it if you can take a look on the time lapse video to see my work."

 

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"No. I don't make free logo designs" Poster

Yesterday I received a Tweet that just really irked me. Someone just came out and asked me if I 'made' free logo designs, and if I would, could I DM them.

I think anyone that knows me, or knows of me a little bit, would know that this is the sort of thing that 'fires me up', and provides me a little fun with a return salvo.

 

Even if you don't know me, it would seem common sense that asking such a question is just pretty rude, and disrespectful.

Sure, you never know unless you ask, but if what you are asking is stupid, then you must also expect some kind of reply that will probably not be to your own liking.

I replied to that tweet with this, which I felt was pretty straight talking for me:

Then I read it a few times and it reminded me of a poster I designed a few years back: No. I don't design logos. I pull them out of my ass, and I felt there was some more mileage to get out of that poster format.

Download 'No Free Logo Designs' Graphic Design Poster

So here we are: a revised version of the 'ass poster' still typeset in Helvetica, now targeting anyone who'd dare ask for a 'free logo design'.

I love graphic design; oh the freedom.

Feel free to download and print it etc.

The ZIP file contains: PDF & editable Adobe Illustrator .ai files in case you want to change the colours, but please don't remove my name and details from the bottom. Ta.

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No. I Don't Design Logos Poster

No. I Don't Design Logos - Ass Poster Updated

Download Vector file of all 3 Ass Posters

A refresh to my old favourite poster, "No. I don't design logos, I pull them out of my ass.", which is available for download in various styles.

Still makes me smirk when I see this, and think of the time when the idea for the poster came to mind. It was after a couple of challenging of client conversations about the logo design process, and I'd just about given up the will to live.

This poster gave me an outlet to purge my frustrations.

I have filled out the design with larger text with emphasis on ass. I think the reference to ass was lost on some; it's a nod to some peoples perception of what competent logo design involves as well as reaffirming that the buttocks are indeed a source for all your logo designs.

Added a mono version as well for all you purists.

Download Vector file of all 3 Ass Posters




Graphic Design Posters

40 Pantone Superhero and Villains Color Swatch Poster

Some time ago I posted: 9 RGB Inspired Posters for Superhero's by Gidi Vigo, which was a pretty simple, but rather neat idea.

Gidi then had the idea of expanding this idea of linking Pantone colours with those representative of many more comic book superheros and villains.

So in this next poster, Gidi has created one poster with 40 individual Pantone swatches that are neatly tied in with the colours best associated with comic book superheros and villains.

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"Read" Typographic Poster Designed by AMVBBDO

Seen this very cool typographic poster for the typemusueam.org floating around the interwebs for a while. Never seen a 'quality' version of it, with each instance of it used being.JPEG'd and progressively degraded each time it's shared, uploaded, resaved etc.

Did some digging around, in the hope of finding a larger and cleaner version of this typographic poster, but alas nothing.

However, I was able to narrow down that this was designed by AMVBBDO (Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO), a print advertisement back in 2005 for the typemusuem.org

Couldn't locate any mention of it on Abbott's website, which is a shame. It's probably been long relegated to the archives :(

I Recreated A New Version in Helvetica

I decided to whip-up a reasonably accurate facsimile of the poster, but using Helvetica.

I will say it was really tough typing out that sentence; my brain kept wanting to correct the spelling, and was much harder than I thought to just read, and type, one letter at a time.

My brain really didn't like doing that. Give it a go…

"A good tpyeafce mkaes ahnytnig eeisar to raed" / "A good typeface makes anything easier to read"




Brooklyn Bridge Letterpress Poster designed by Cameron Moll

Brooklyn Bridge Letterpress Type Poster - Limited Edition (1,500 copies)

Shortly after publishing the Helvetica, Futura and Garamond Typeface Illustrations post yesterday, and referencing some older typographic work by Cameron Moll, I didn't realise that Cameron has just finished his latest masterpiece: the Brooklyn Bridge Letterpress Type Poster.

This was initially a Kickstarter project which, no surprise, easily reached and surpassed it's funding goal of $10,000 with $64,597 pledged. The Brooklyn Bridge Letterpress Type Poster was funded on the 9th November, 2014, and the last consignment was dispatched mid-April, 2014.

So, along with with Colosseo Letterpress Poster, and the Salt Lake Temple Letterpress Poster there is this magnificent Brooklyn Bridge Poster, which consists only of type.

Cameron Moll: "The artwork is designed in Illustrator, and it's incredibly tedious. Some sections can be copied and pasted, but 70-80% of the characters you see in the artwork are positioned, sized, and rotated one by one. I generally can do only an hour at a time, as my eyes (and brain) go bonkers if I stretch it out any longer."

The photograph below, taken by Cameron, was used as the foundation for the poster.

Brooklyn Bridge Photographed by Cameron Moll

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Hidden Names

If you view the Kickstarter project page you'll also see how Cameron carefully worked various meaningful names (above), including his own signature, into the Brooklyn poster, which is cool.

The Misspelling of Brookyln

There is a nightmare of a story linked to this project, which leaves one feeling extremely gutted for Cameron. You can read the story over on Kickstarter. Also worth reading the comments to see how different people felt about the situation at the time. I like to think I would have been cool with it, and would have accepted whatever Cameron decided to do, but certainly some people were not so forgiving. Hard one to call…

Buy Your Own Brooklyn Bridge Letterpress Type Poster

I believe you can still purchase the poster direct from Cameron's website, for $120: PRE-ORDER: Brooklyn Bridge 24"x16" Letterpress Poster

The poster is letterpress printed on Crane Lettra Pearl, with the ink colours carefully selected to match the granite and limestone used to construct the bridge.

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Wes Anderson Film - The Grand Budapest Hotel screen print poster

Lovely package of minimal, modernist silkscreened posters which are inspired by Wes Anderson's films, all designed by David Klinker from Orange & Park.

The whole project is titled: Swiss Anderson, the reason being all the silkscreened posters set in Aksidenz Grotesk, which is nice. :)

Kickstarter: A series of eight minimal, modernist silkscreened posters inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. My name is David Klinker and I'd love your help to create a series of original screen printed posters. Water-based inks on 100% recycled paper, typeset in Akzidenz Grotesk medium, made in the USA.I designed one poster per movie for all eight of Wes Anderson's feature films, fromBottle Rocket to his latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Each 18" x 24" poster depicts a different character from each film, in a style that will appeal to fans of minimalist Swiss and international graphic design.

These will be printed using traditional silkscreening techniques in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on 100% recycled Speckletone 100# paper from French Paper Company, which is produced under 100% hydropower in Niles, Michigan.

The prints.1 Bottle Rocket

2 Rushmore
3 The Royal Tenenbaums
4 The Life Aquatic
5 The Darjeeling Limited
6 Fantastic Mr. Fox
7 Moonrise Kingdom
8 The Grand Budapest Hotel

This set of posters are part of a new Kickstarter project, with a funding goal of $1,500.

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Helvetica poster-

Know someone who shares your insatiable lust for Helvetica? Then head over to Bisgràfic and check out their gorgeous Helvetics poster which simply states, “I think you are more perfect than Helvetica". I would be dead chuffed if someone gifted me this.

For €40 you will get a 300 limited edition run of a 50x70cm offset poster printed in two colours onto 150g/m2 stock. Boom.

Bisgràfic also have a fine selection of other posters/prints to purchase on their BStore

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That's one heck of a nerdy compliment!

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» Source: Bisgraphic

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Came across a post on a Tumblr blog, apartness, that fronted a literary classic. The book in question is called 'Never Kill A Client" by Brett Halliday, and first published by Dell in 1963. You can also see a Flickr set containing this image.


It wasn't the book that caught my eye but the awesome title. A title just perfect for some idiotic tinkering by this creative individual.

I doubt I am the only one with a cupboard full of dead clients–I think one or two might still be alive– and not to mention that the floorboards are getting a little full right now. I am happy to say that once I saw this book I started to see the error of my ways and I come before you to not preach but to pass on some valuable advice.

No matter how frustrated you might get with a non-paying client or a client who has stolen one of your valuable ideas; killing them I now believe is a tad over-the-top. I have started to explore less permanent solutions to my client issues, and am happy to say I have gone 1 month without killing a single client.

Never Kill A Client - It's Just Not Cricket.

Fonts

The brilliant and free Franchise Font by Derek Weathersby was used for the leader whilst Helvetica Neue was used for all other body copy.

Download

If you want to you can download a vector file of this poster or you can just grab the images in this post as they are reasonably high resolution JPG's.

Feel free to mess around with the colours in the base Illustrator file BUT please leave the content and sign-off intact. If you wish to reblog this then by all means please do so BUT ensure you direct your readers to this post for any downloads.

Other Posters

I am not a poster designer but I have a few other poster designs that I have cobbled together than you may find fun. These include a personal favourite: No. I don't design logos.