Tag Archives: poster

Japanese advertising posters from the Art Deco

Japan opened up to the world in the late 19th century and was set enthusiastic to products from the West. Ability to encourage the purchase of alcohol and cigarettes in such a direct way was something new for a conservative society. Japanese advertising posters from the Art Deco period, like their American and European representatives of […]

40 years of censorship in Spain

A book, La censura franquista en el cartel de cine (or, Franco’s censorship in movie posters), by Bienvenido Llopis, analyzes 40 years of censorship in Spain. Book contains posters, comics, novels, news stories, postcards, photographs, magazine covers. After censorship, movie posters with Holywood stars, like: Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth or Marilyn Monroe, have little common […]

Vintage bike posters

At the end of 19th century bike was the most popular personal vehicle. Bicycle ads, just before cars, motorbikes and all the engines dominated the world, were more common than now. Here are some vintage bike posters, some of them made by famous artists like Alphonse Mucha and Henri Thiriet.

Images with illustrative touch

Lucas Levitan is a London based Brazilian artist, illustrator, filmmaker and photographer. He hunts for strangers’ images on Instagram and adds his illustrative touch full of humor, with a little twist on reality.

Cartoons as a nightmare

A lover of movies, designer from Taipei, Taiwan, Ben Chen has style full of imagination and dark humor. His illustrations show familiar cartoons as a nightmare you wish to never see as a child.

Famous songs as buildings

Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina takes 27 popular songs, from inter alia: Miles Davis, Amy Winehouse, Joy Division, Blur, Elvis Presley and Mozart and transforms them into cartoon buildings. The artist claims that parallels between music and architecture are diverse and extraordinary: “They have a common mathematical order which regulates the forms and the […]