As you can see, I redesigned the poster last night. This time I decided to make it less about the typography and more about Buckminster Fuller. I wanted to better unify the marriage between the organic and the geometric, since I think that says a lot about what Fuller himself accomplished, especially with the geodesic dome. I actually think it works better than the last poster and serves as a better commemoration of Fuller. Ironically, by making the type smaller but centering it in the circle above the image of Fuller gives it more brevity and buries it deeper in memory. I decided not to do any erosion edging to the poster as well because it kind of impedes on the integrity of the geometry. I think I am going to print this leaving the white border as well so when it is framed, there will be a nice border around it if someone wants to center it with a black matte. Again if I print it, I will also probably use a heavier white stock. Anyway, its a done deal now and is going back in the book.

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7 Responses to “New & Improved Bucky Fuller Poster”

  1. anonymous Says:

    I liked the first one. Screw what anyone says about how it looks like Iso50. Design is taking what you see and creating your interpretation.

  2. Christopher Says:

    Yeah, but when I looked at that other poster, especially with the way the copy was at the bottom right and the diagonal thrust going on, there was definitely too much of an influence, subconscious or not. I don’t want people getting ruffled about something like that.

    I still think the new poster is more interesting. It’s just a question of how big you like your type. Because of this blog, I just spend so much damn time looking at other people’s work because I have to, in order to keep the blog going that sometimes my head is filled with so many images that I don’t even know where they are coming from anymore. I have just amassed this huge ‘style’ library in my mind, and ISO50 is obviously in there.

    Style has just always been irrelevant to me. It’s always been more about what works best for communicating the message. Style is just the vessel that lubricates the transaction with the specified audience. But I can lubricate without being over-influenced by someone else.

  3. Bobby Says:

    Chris, I think this looks frigging rad. Yeah, it might be Hansen inspired, but whatever, inspiration comes from all over the place.

  4. Christopher Says:

    Yeah the first one was arguably more inspired but I think this new one is kind of it’s own thing.

  5. Jenny Says:

    Wow I really like this one. I think the composition is a lot more interesting. I would buy it. It’s an inspiring message too.

  6. Christopher Says:

    Hot damn! The Buckminster Fuller Institute saw this poster and wants me to print it so they can sell it for and through the Institute. That would be awesome. Anything I can do to help spread Bucky’s message to a younger audience. Look him up, Fuller’s message and push towards putting humanity back into technology could not be more timely.

  7. Stephan W Says:

    How do I buy this?

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