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Emmanuel Polanco April 17, 2013

French artist Emmanuel Polanco has been involved in some pretty cool projects. From his clean book cover designs to designing the posters for the Royal Shakespeare Company to illustrating the booklet for the United States Postal Service’s Commemorative Edition of the Edgar Allan Poe stamp. His work leans surreal and offers a fresh perspective for these classic works. for the Royal Shakespeare Company 2011/2012 production of Measure for Measure cover of French Edition of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl…

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Best Picture Posters February 10, 2013

AMOUR by Matt Owen. 18×24, screen print  Here are a couple of posters with a book slant that are part of a series of nine screen-printed posters that were commissioned to celebrate this years best picture nominations.  Matt Owen recently won the nationwide competition to design the new cover of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel ‘Fahrenheit 451.’ The series was devised by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences along with Gallery1988. SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK by Joshua Budich. 18×24, screen…

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Dust Jackets by Lubalin January 20, 2013

 Cover and spine of Drake Douglas, Horror! by Herb Lubalin Inc. The Macmillan Company, New York, 1966 Outside of graphic design and  typography circles few have heard of Herb Lubalin but inside these disciplines he is legendary.In 1984 Cooper Union in New York City opened The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography to honor the life and work of Lubalin. The core collection includes an extensive archive of his work, including promotional, editorial and advertising design,…

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The Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center November 18, 2012

This installment of In The Stacks takes us to The Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center.  The museum was founded by Yang Pei Ming who started collecting posters in 1995, the year the Chinese government ceased the long-standing practice of creating these propaganda-laced posters. The collection is “dedicated to documenting the changes of modern China as depicted on thousands upon thousands of striking posters from 1910 to 1990.” The collection holds 6000 posters produced from 1940 to 1990. The museum also…

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