I think I have posted Swiss Designer Daniel Peter’s work before but his poster work has been grabbing a lot of attention lately and for good reason, much of it is classic international typographic style at work and it’s extremely inspirational at that.
You just have to hand it to Network Osaka, he just keeps giving you a reasons like this to stay tuned in to his particular channel in the Flickr Photostream.
“Print Mafia™ is the team of Connie Collingsworth and Jim Madison.
We live and work in Bowling Green, KY and have been creating gigposters and many other forms of rock-n-roll art since 1997 when Print Mafia™ was formed. We make our posters the old fashioned way – we design without the use of computers (well sometimes we get our typefaces there), and hand pull each color of our silksreened editions. Our tools are Xacto knives, copy machines and our archive of found images and illustrations – Old School Cut and Paste. Our posters have the look, feel, and texture of having been unearthed from another time and place-but what always “gets people” is that what we do is for very modern, present-day events.
We live for this twist in context. We like the reactions we get! We first met casually while attending Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Jim was an art major; Connie majored in Sociology. We found both of us shared an OBSESSION for all things related to Pop and Retro culture. Our likes and dislikes run almost exactly along the same bizarre lines. We’re the same age, born in the same month, and are both products(good and bad) of growing up in the South in the 70s and 80s. Our influences? Many!”
Quoted directly from the ‘ethos’ section of the Decoder website:
“The Decoder Ring Design Concern is a multidisciplinary design partnership founded in 2004 with roots in music and retail identity, design and promotion. Founded on a boldly simple mission statement, “Do work we love for clients we admire,” Decoder has grown in a relatively short time to become a celebrated and respected force in the creative industry. Their bold, brash and often unconventional design solutions have been featured in publications, music venues and galleries worldwide.
Partners Christian Helms, Geoff Peveto, Paul Fucik and Derrit DeRouen are quick to add that their work is much more than visual ephemera. Their true talents lie in strategy and conceptual problem-solving — the list of those who have benefited from their work includes Leo Burnett Worldwide, Levis Jeans, Toyota Yaris, MTV, Sony BMG’s Epic Records, Capitol Records, South By Southwest, Modest Mouse, Dave Matthews Band, Erykah Badu and Wilco.
Large or small, each project Decoder undertakes reflects what they love about design: collaboration with companies, groups or individuals who have something important to say and deserve to be heard.“
They are based out of Austin, Texas and they have enough great work on their site that you could spend a good hour there filling your creative basin with pure inspiration. I would rank them right up there with the likes of Aesthetic Apparatus.