If I had a goal for my portfolio, it would be to have it as comprehensive, prestigious, polished, signature as Andrio Abero's (33rpm). You might have seen the top one for My Morning Jacket, and like me have wondered who was responsible for the cleanliness, wonderful palette and textured style.
I've been trying to stick to the smaller medium, straying as much as I can from posters, but this one for Raking Leaves in the Wind really is impressive. I don't see how work like this can be ignored. It's something that just pulls you in, just upon a glance. So much depth, textures; its practically tangible. See Eve Dumahel's portfolio for more.
I really love how someone was able to fit in all that information rather creatively, its just an example of great planning (or superior layout intuition) that blends in with the image but also yells at you simultaneously.
One of a pretty large series of events, You might remember something familiar from my other This Is Not London flyer a while back, which had a really ugly typesetting job on the back; too horrid even to show. This is the poster that I was talking about that did a much better job; it even looks like a real neon glow effect; simple but very well executed, especially with the colors. Thanks to George for forwarding that over, I couldn't find one on the streets that wasn't demolished by rain.
There are only a few styling elements in here, but they're well chosen. The font of the headline complements the random lines behind it, when juxtaposed on the colored background makes for a centerpiece that really seems to pop-off the paper. I might be biased, its a very similar palette as my portfolio page.
This guy has some sick designs. The typography and color schemes are spot-on, typography and layout unconventional, and the imagery ranging from well-planned simplicity to overwhelming details. What really sets his stuff apart is the little things he throws in, like the Split-open "FRIENDLY" on the last piece, the shadows and textures on the second (Jailhouse), and the textures on the first.
Rich Medina isn't the designer of this one, but you gotta love the typography that resembles scribbles but still pretty clear. Semi-retro, young, vibrant, and breathes energy from the color scheme to the layout. And I love the chunky text work for the artist's name on the front, it's simple but it still sticks out hard.