Saturday, May 30, 2020

Anti-Coronavirus posters in New Belgrade, Serbia

A few photos of my design for an Anti-Coronavirus poster in New Belgrade, Serbia. This campaign was organized in collaboration with Kulturni center GRAD.
Photos by Stefan Gajić.

Friday, May 29, 2020

"Neon Rose" by Victor Moscoso

I recently acquired these psychedelic poster "Neon Rose" by Victor Moscoso designed in 1967 to promote a poster show held, from all places at luxury department store Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Texas that featured the work of various artists.

The poster is very difficult to photograph because of the vibrant colors which seems most appropriate for a psychedelic poster. And of course with iconic Moscoso's  hieroglyphic type which is hidden in foliage on the bottom.

Born in Spain, Victor Moscoso was the first of the rock poster artists with academic training and experience. After studying art at Cooper Union in New York City and at Yale University, he moved to San Francisco in 1959, where he attended the San Francisco Art Institute, eventually becoming an instructor there.
At a dance at the Avalon Ballroom, Moscoso saw rock posters and decided that he could "make some money doing posters for those guys." In the fall of 1966 he began designing posters for the Family Dog and also produced posters for the Avalon Ballroom. Under his own imprint, Neon Rose, he did a series for Matrix, a local night spot. Moscoso's style is most notable for its visual intensity, which is obtained by manipulating form and color to create optical effects. Moscoso's use of intense color contrasts and vibrating edges and borders was influenced by painter Josef Albers, his teacher at Yale. Given Moscoso's artistic sophistication, it is not surprising that he was the first of the rock poster artists to use photographic collage.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Anti-Coronavirus posters in Belgrade, Serbia

Here are a few photos of my design for an Anti-Coronavirus poster in Belgrade, Serbia. This campaign was organized in collaboration with Kulturni center GRAD.
Photos by Stefan Gajić.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Tarzan by Bob Lubbers

I didn't forget my comic roots. I'm still buying crumbs of my youth. Here are two daily's of "Tarzan" by Bob Lubbers from 1950 and 1953. On the strip from 1953 I even got a little bonus, a pencil study of Jack West, the bad guy.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Stay-Sane-Stay-Safe in Breda

Lennert & De Bruin and Overdeschreef initiated the Stay-Sane-Stay-Safe project. By now they have 1,759 posters from 85 different countries. The project was posted on Instagram, only visible online and mainly seen by the design community. 

Graphic Matter from Breda, Holland decided these posters belong out on the streets, and should be seen by as many people as possible. They bought 275 poster positions, the whole of Breda has 350, for three weeks. Now Graphic Matter prolonged the project with two pop up museums each has twenty three posters and one poster with an introduction story. The two installations are traveling through Breda. They are aiming for seven locations in three weeks. Here are images from the first four locations (Westerpark, Leystroom nursery home, Dr. Struycken Square and Rogdijk - Zwarte Dijk).

So many people requested posters, that Graphic Matter decided to distribute these thru six local shops, and give them away for free.

I'm very pleased that my poster is one of the posters included in the show.

Photos by Joost van Asch and Rosa Menkman.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Rick Griffin and Victor Moscoso Posters

I recently acquired these two posters, which can also work as one poster, for Jim Kweskin concert in 1967 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco.

The poster is one of the rare collaborations between the two legends of psychedelic graphic design: Rick Griffin and Victor MoscosoI especially like iconic Moscoso's  hieroglyphic type which is hidden in foliage on the bottom of both sides of the rainbow, its rendered on each side differently. Also I like how Griffin hand drew the half tone pattern in the portrait of Jim Kweskin.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Communication Art Illustration Annual

I am very pleased that five of my illustrations for JDP (Yugoslav Drama Theater) posters were selected and received a Reward of Excellence from Communication Art Illustration Annual 61.

For every season I create a different visual concept for a series of posters. This season  I chose to work with profiles. The five plays in this series were: The Glass Neck, Lorenzaccio, Nathan the Wise, Uncle Vanya and Selestina (La Celestina).

More about this project this project you can see here.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Rick Griffin Poster

Recently, I acquired this Rick Griffin poster announcing the concert of Albert King, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Black Pearl at Fillmore West in San Francisco in 1968.

Richard Alden "Rick" Griffin (1944 – 1991) was an American artist and one of the leading designers of psychedelic posters in the 1960s. Griffin was closely identified with the Grateful Dead, he designed some of their best-known posters and album covers such as Aoxomoxoa.

Griffin was a regular contributor to Zap Comix, with his work appearing in issues #2, 3, 5–7, and 11–12. He contributed to all five issues of the comics zine Promethean Enterprises (1969–1974) and created Man from Utopia, a hybrid of illustration and comix printed by the San Francisco Comic Book Companyin 1972.