This is how professional designers create their posters

Although I've studied the basics of graphic design, every time I see a cool poster, or a beautiful record cover, my mind goes through the same process. Something like "Wow, that's cool. How the hell did they make this." Professional graphic designer James White explains in this interesting video how he does it. Take… » 3/05/15 6:06pm 3/05/15 6:06pm

All I want for Xmas is this giant Guardians of the Galaxy metal poster

This is one of the perks you get for being a director capable of turning out a script full of a bunch of unknown characters into a studio's biggest success: James Gunn got this neat—and giant—poster etched on metal from Marvel Studios as a holiday gift. So groot! » 12/23/14 12:21am 12/23/14 12:21am

Rare World War I Propaganda Shows the Biomech Soldier of 100 Years Ago

One hundred years ago, at the beginning of the 20th century, the first golden age of advertising met humanity's deadliest conflict: the First World War. The emerging art of graphic design, aided by the invention of lithography and later chromolithography, was suddenly used for propaganda—and the results were… » 12/18/14 9:16am 12/18/14 9:16am

New Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem poster is pretty cool

I just saw this new poster for Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem in Film School Rejects and I was quite impressed. Not only because it describes the essence of the film quite accurately—Christoph Waltz head dissolving into the Universe—but also for doing so in such a simple and beautiful way. » 9/22/14 10:55pm 9/22/14 10:55pm

Making the poster of The Shining was as intense as the movie itself

It's quite interesting to see the back and forth between two creative geniuses like Stanley Kubrick and Saul Bass working on the movie poster of The Shining. It wasn't an easy one for Bass, thanks to Kubrick's infamous obsessive perfectionism. The poster went through 300 versions before getting final approval. » 8/08/14 10:05pm 8/08/14 10:05pm

Cool 3D poster is made with letters so big that they can crush a human

I've seen posters composed by real life objects before but this one is huge. It's 26 feet wide (8 meters), 42 feet long (13 meters) and 5 feet high (160 centimeters). The poster was made by the design studio Snask for the Malmö Festival in Scandinavia. » 7/01/14 9:43pm 7/01/14 9:43pm

365 Days of Weather in 35 Cities, All in a Single Beautiful Image

Next time your weather forecast predicts the blizzard of the century, you could gaze at this gorgeous weather visualization and find where in the world you should be vacationing. (Spoiler: it's probably California.) The designers at Raureif, masterminds behind a successful weather app, have gone analog—packing a whole… » 3/13/14 9:00am 3/13/14 9:00am

This Gorgeous Chart of 300 Hand Tools Is a DIYer's Dream

The world is going digital, but we still spend our days in physical spaces largely crafted by hand. The carpenter's art isn't just in the final product — there's rugged beauty in every toolbox. Pop Chart Lab's newest print shows the purposeful elegance of tools whose only source of power is a skilled pair of hands. » 11/21/13 5:00pm 11/21/13 5:00pm

170 Years of Music Player History in One Glorious Chart

The beautifully obsessive folks at Pop Chart Lab have a knack for making gorgeous visual histories of things we love, like bicycles, cameras and beer. The lab's latest is just as lovely: a hand-illustrated view of how we've listened to music since 1840. Take a closer look at what you've been hearing. » 10/29/13 4:20pm 10/29/13 4:20pm

Can You Identify All the Best Picture Oscar Winners Looking at this…

Olly Moss has designed this awesome poster just in time for the 2013 edition of the Oscars—it has all the Best Picture Academy Awards for the past 85 years, each of them represented by its main character. It's quite a feat. » 2/12/13 4:20pm 2/12/13 4:20pm

Awesome Lego Lenticular Mosaic Turns Batman Into the Joker

Mosaic posters made with Lego bricks are a dime a dozen, but this one is different and absolutely awesome: a lenticular poster that makes Batman transform into the Joker as you pass by. And the Brian Bolland's versions, no less. » 8/16/12 10:20am 8/16/12 10:20am

Posters That React to Being Kissed Are the Worst Posters

Ah, Japan, you crazy-ass country you. As if your advertising wasn't surreal enough already, the advent of posters that react to being kissed has taken things into a whole new league. » 4/02/12 7:11am 4/02/12 7:11am

French Fries Can Kill You

I just discovered him, but I already love the work of Gret Slater. This poster for the American Heart Association is as effective in transmitting its message without a single word as it is beautiful. » 8/23/11 5:20pm 8/23/11 5:20pm

Visit the Manhattans of Our Wildest Imaginations

New York. Gotham. Metropolis. We've all been there, either in real life or in our dreams. And these gorgeous travel posters from Justin Van Genderen invite us there again, with an elegant beauty that makes me want to believe. » 12/08/10 6:00pm 12/08/10 6:00pm

How Many Floppy Disks Do I Need to Load Photoshop, Again?

These brilliant posters spell out the number of floppies needed to load iTunes, Firefox and even Photoshop. I'm so glad we only have to insert one disc instead of 358 floppies for Photoshop CS4 these days. [Behance via Photojojo] » 11/16/10 1:00pm 11/16/10 1:00pm

The Tron Poster I Really Want

I wouldn't mind having one of the official Tron: Legacy posters, but I'd rather grab this beautiful 16 x 20-inch Giclée fine art print of good old Flynn's face. $56, shipped. [Little White Lies] » 11/10/10 10:40pm 11/10/10 10:40pm

All Hail the Awkward World Order

Attention, citizens! This is how we live now: constantly playing with our phones to avoid human contact, forsaking all else in the name of our smartphone gods. Which, honestly, how else am I gonna up my Doodle Jump score? » 11/08/10 7:40pm 11/08/10 7:40pm

The New Tron: Legacy Poster Looks Awfully Familiar...

This new Tron: Legacy poster makes me want to see the movie more than ever, if that's even possible. But why am I so sure I've seen it somewhere before? Oh, right. I remember now. » 11/03/10 4:40pm 11/03/10 4:40pm