Ever have a case of design envy? That’s when you see an amazing design and wish it had been your style, your technique or your idea. As a graphic designer, when someone else’s creative work moves you it’s a special occasion indeed. After all, you’ve studied some of the greatest designs in the world (and probably make a few of your own). Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I’m confident you’ll wish you had designed the following 10 outstanding posters and flyers.
I love how the designer’s use of shadow adds rich depth that makes this poster look 3-D. The poster advertises a music festival.
Do you remember this ad campaign? It’s one of my favorites, because it delivered a powerful message that transcended marketing. It tapped into social phenomena and aligned itself with men alienated by contemporary times; it encouraged men to assert themselves. One great way? By wearing Dockers, of course!
The vinyl record turned into a tree stump represented a cultural event that moved “out of the basement” and into the outdoors.
This fun and cool retro poster promotes an odd (and fictional) movie; I’m still waiting for the U.S. release!
I love the clever use of the popsicle as a surfboard and the nostalgic blue background.
I love typography posters, but most are far too wordy and include little white space. This poster features the perfect balance of typographic text and white space.
Part of a series of clever fish-shaped product posters advertising a shopping mall.
I love this poster design’s creative mix of typography and symbols.
If you’re a “Sharknado” fan, you’ll love this jaw-dropping pinup poster! Pop culture at its finest.
The paper designs give this poster a 3-D appearance with a unique theme on an attractive background. What’s not to like?
Which is your favorite poster design?