[Editor's note: Plays off catch phrase: "Thought About Saving Darfur?" Saw this paper flier posted at a sandwich place near work in DC last week.]
Republished from SaveDarfur.org.
I saw this advocacy poster in the Adams Morgan area of Washington, DC this weekend. I love the metaphore and graphic technique, the United States a tree, the world it’s roots grouped by continent (another view). Not sure what organization put the poster together, perhaps the Arlington, Va. based NCIC?
Reprinted from Smashing Magazine. Original post on February 25th, 2008. Thanks Sebastian!
You can’t design without type. However, yon can use only type (or mostly only type) to create breath-taking designs. In fact, many graphic designers and artists take exactly this route to communicate their ideas through their works. The results are sometimes crazy, sometimes artsy, sometimes beautiful, but often just different from things we’re used to. Thus designers explore new horizons and we explore new viewing perspectives which is what inspiration is all about.
This post showcases over 50 breathtaking typographic posters designed by artists across the globe. We feature Oriental, Iranian, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese and Russian typographic posters as well as a number of further references. This isn’t a “best of”, there is no ranking and the collection isn’t supposed to be complete; it’s rather subjective and quite random. All screenshots are clickable; however, links not always lead directly to the corresponding image (e.g. it’s impossible in Flash-based sites) — sometimes you’ll need to search for it.
You may also want to take a look at the article Typography In Motion we’ve published few months ago.
So what can be achieved out of simple letters and symbols? Please be patient, some screenshots are huge.