This put a smile on my face. Continuing on from Mobstr’s "Playing With The Buff Man" series, The Story tells the tale of the on going dance between the artist and the so called “Buff Man” as they both fight for control over the wall.
I saw these colourful notebooks were released yesterday. Printed in with Anthony Burrill’s now famous slogans, in collaboration with Rubberband.
In a recent conversation with Anthony we discussed the differences between his work and the clichéd derivative ‘quote posters’ that you see so many of—though not on this blog [Keep Calm and Don’t Design One].
His original Work Hard and Be Nice to People poster (see the bottom image) developed from an overheard statement from an elderly lady in a supermarket, passing on some wisdom she’d learnt in her life. Quite taken with the words, he then composed the statement with visual reference to the powerful civil rights poster, I am a man (1968), and the subsequent War is over John Lennon poster (1971). By using whatever large wooden type was available at the printers, Anthony’s design consciously achieves the same sense of typographical freedom and naïvety that the reference posters have.
Now Anthony’s poster has in turn been mimicked many times but it’s unlikely to have been done with the same creativity or reverence to the original inspiration.
I’m not sure how I missed this project from Anthony Burrill a few years ago. Many of his well know works have been letterpressed but this is genius:
A screen-printed poster made with oil from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster.
Proceeds from the sale of the print were donated to CRCL (Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana) a non-profit organisation dedicated to restoring the Gulf of Mexico’s coastal wetlands. The project was conceived and produced in collaboration with Happiness Brussels (2010)
This beautifully executed and quite poignant newspaper has been created by Sam Edwards, in the UK. I love the use of drop caps on the facing pages. You can see the work in progress here.
This newspaper contains a collection of local people desperately trying to find love. They are all taken from the lonely hearts column in a single issue of the Gloucestershire Echo. Each advert gives a very small but very meaningful insight into that person’s life, whether it be a ‘very lonely single mum’ looking to find a new hubby, or ‘mature male’ after some ‘evening fun’. Each desperate plea for love is illustrated in a way to emphasise the often ridiculous language used by each hopeless sweetheart along with a small piece of advice for any would be love seeker.