“Loose tweets destroy fleets.” That’s the slogan of the United States Air Force’s latest operations security (OPSEC) campaign, and if the phrase sounds familiar, don’t be surprised. We collected 50 propaganda posters from World War II that show an age when keeping military secrets was a matter of life or death.
Imagine life without Star Wars. It kind of sucks, right? But that’s just because we think about not knowing Darth Vader and R2-D2 and Han Solo and light sabers and Death Stars. But imagine not just not having Star Wars in our pop culture but also not having all the things that Star Wars influenced. All the things we…
I have spent many waking hours trying to rank the best sandwiches. But there are so many sandwiches! Here’s a good place for me to start: this poster shows all types of sandwiches deconstructed in delicious drawings. But there are still so many sammiches I haven’t eaten!
Anyone with motor skills and a place on their head to chew food substance loves ramen. It could be fancy, it could be instant, it could be piping hot, it could even be cold, it could be dipped, it could be weird but it is almost always fun to eat (or at least, is food substance). Designer Fanny Cheuk Chu wanted to…
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…
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!
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Fab toy photographer Avanaut has made this beautiful poster made with his childhood old spaceships. They look beautiful:
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.
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.
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.
Ahmadinejad, Qaddafi, Chávez, Mugabe and Kim Jong-Il. All the same dogs with different collar, scared about the same thing.
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.