Sometimes posters – for movies, events, or anything really – are just too cluttered. And I often feel like there is some abuse of photography. Too many poster designs hanging up just throw up a picture and call it good. Movie posters in particular do this. It obviously works considering the amount of posters that are bought, but I wouldn’t call it great design. Great design should capture the essence of its subject by using only what is necessary. Great design, is simple. I’m happy to see a recent trend among designers leaning toward simplicity in design, particularly movie posters. (Apparently I’m not the only one who doesn’t like the current movie poster designs). I’ve collected a few simple poster designs below, movies are the prevailing genre that use posters, but I’ve included a other examples as well.
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I recently took a trip to the Weatsfield store in Ames, Iowa. As I walked around the new store, I found myself coming across inspiring product designs. I won’t lie, I often buy things based on their packaging and weather I like the design. (Coffee is one particular example) It would seem, after walking through Wheatsfield, that health food and local companies certainly seem to know how to design a product.
Well I hope you were inspired by my findings as well. If you come across any outstanding product designs make sure to share them with me!
I still spend a lot of time searching for really great prints about being creative, and often specifically about design. For Christmas I received this wonderful print from etsy about creativity:
There are some fantastic and extremely unique business cards out there. Recently I have come across quite a few fantastic ones in regards to Yoga and Pilates. It’s easy to see why these exercises lend themselves to such unique designs if you’ve ever practiced either. I’m inclined to think the designers of many of these cards had done so.
And my personal favorite (by far):
I had trouble finding sources for these cards, if you have any of the sources/designers please let me know.
I am constantly finding new and fabulous prints that I want to hang everywhere, especially around my computer where I tend to do most of my creative work. Since I find them so inspiring I thought I’d share a few and perhaps inspire some of you (did you catch the rhyme?)
I have, for some time now, been throwing around the idea of developing a logo for myself to put on my not yet existent portfolio site as well as my resume and such. Partly, I just like logos and sort of want one for myself. But there is also a precedent for basically “branding” yourself when going out into the world to find work. So I’ve been looking for some inspiration. Here are a few that I found:
Oskar Kullander branding, found on Behance:
I’m a little sad I didn’t come up with this logo myself. I love the circle and including a ‘K’ is definitely and option for me
Design Mark found on Logo Pond:
I really like the idea of creating a logo using punctuation marks. I like this one in particular because it forms the letters (D and M) of the business name.
Koreaboo found on Creattica:
I like the simplicity of this one.
And the last one for today:
Girafrica found on The Design Inspiration:
Honestly…I just would love to put a giraffe in my logo. They are my very favorite.
One of my favorite bands to listen to when I’m working on writing or design work. Coincidentally they have artists (usually from the city where they are having their concert) make amazing posters for their shows. I wanted to share a great song of theirs and a few of their awesome concert posters. Scroll to the bottom and you can listen to the song while you look through the poster designs.
This is my personal favorite poster of the bunch and it was designed by Dan Stiles in Portland.
This one is probably my second favorite and was created by Jeff Kleinsmith in Seattle.
This one was done by Dan Grzeca for their US tour:
And here is one of their amazing songs: