Did you ever wonder who is behind some of the most iconic designs, and what made them famous? Is it because their creators did some things in a certain way or just pure luck? That is arguable, but what is certain is that you have to give everything you got while creating, and perhaps someday one of your designs might become the next ”I want you for the US army” poster!
In this days of mass production I often feel overwhelmed by the number of products and designs. But unfortunately when you inspect closer some design, most of them often lacks character and as a result we have thousands of designs looking so similar that they simply blend in the store shelves. When i came across the work of ”Stranger & Stranger” a packaging design and branding company specialising in alcoholic drinks, i was amazed. The attention to detail, the craftsmanship, illustration…its obvious that the amount of effort and time involved in every single project is enormous. Of course a testimonial to the quality and success are numerous prestigious prizes they collected over the years. I listed a small part of their work below, for you to enjoy.
Posters are widely used till this day and although they are evolving into all sorts of banners online they still have the same mission, to carry a certain message to inform and influence.
When done properly posters have an enormous power and as history can testify they can be used to convey messages of great importance.
Grégoire GUILLEMIN is a creator behind controversial illustration series of pop icons called ‘Secret Life Of Heroes’. He is showing famous super heroes, mascots and villains in ”unusual” situations common mostly with ordinary people.
There is a book with 100+ of these artworks called ”For your eyes only” available for ordering. More info on Greg’s blog.
Kim Jong-Un: Friend Or Foe Project by Butcher Billy
Very interesting project by Butcher Billy that places North korean leader in the shoes of western Pop icons thus giving him what he really wants, in the words of the artist: ”loads of attention and a place in worldwide pop culture stardom”.
British illustrator John Holcraft is a creator behind these satirical illustrations inspired by 50’s screen prints style. I fall in love with them on the spot. They are satirical, provoking and as they uncover the paradoxes of society they definitely makes you think!
Enjoy more of John Holcraft great work on his website.