Sometimes being restrained is one of the hardest things you can do as a creative person. Often our instinct is to add more but this is not always the best course of action. This series of posters by Marina Lewandowska, Foodies, shows just how simplicity and using an economy of line in illustration can make for incredibly arresting images.
We love how timeless these images become, because of their simplicity. We’ll take one or two for our kitchen at the Academy, thanks!
You can see more of her work on her Behance page here.
Cinema du Parc is an independent cinema that focuses on showing the best of the best – specialising in foreign and classic films. These posters, which reimagine classic movie posters with a modern, more design-forward twist are such a great way to get people excited about what’s showing – how could you not want to book a ticket?
There’s nothing better than advertising and branding for a good cause! This work by BBDO Dublin was made for the National Children’s Hospital in Ireland with a very specific cause – to help scared kids feel better about being X-rayed. To do so, they used X-rays of the main characters from Toy Story and put up these posters around the hospital, reminding children that it would be okay.
Space has always been cool. That goes without saying. But when you’re NASA in 2016 and you haven’t sent someone to the moon in years, it gets a bit harder to get your brand out there and get kids dreaming. Yes, the International Space Station is a feat of modern engineering and human will, but… it’s not really stepping onto a planet untouched by humans.
This is what makes these posters so exciting. Over and above the nostalgic design, harking back to the 60s and 70s in terms of not only travel posters but also sci-fi illustration, these posters make space seem exciting and fun again. They advertise unknown worlds to us, places no human has ever been to (and honestly, may never get to) but what they really do, is they allow the child within all of us to dream. To put up one of these posters on a bedroom wall and let our imagination run wild.
But you may be asking? Posters – these? On the bedroom wall? How? NASA has made all of these posters (there are 14 in total) available for free download in hi-res. That’s right – you can download them for free, take them down to a print shop and get your very own intergalactic travel poster. It doesn’t get better than that!
To see all of the posters – check out the official download site here
Timo Lenzen is a graphic designer from Germany, and one can immediately see his European design lineage when having a look at his posters. Stark, minimalist and mostly black and white with no extraneous details – this is true European design.
We love the flatness and starkness. Great work!
To see more of Lenzen, check out his website here.