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Vintage Color & Design: Russian Propaganda Posters

Vintage Color & Design: Russian Propaganda Posters


Inspired by this post I went looking for other examples of Russian color & design and came across this site.

"Most posters in our collection are originals, acquired in Russia in the 80's, political posters, made in the period 1950 - 1990, published with the supervision of the Communist Party, and were designed to make people work harder, be better communists and good patriots. Please be careful, most of these posters contain ruthless propaganda. Let's take them as historical artefacts..."

russian1
for_the_betterment
russian2
safeguardingthepeace
russian14
highest_objective
russian13
ready_for_winter
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The Colors Of Noma Bar

The Colors Of Noma Bar


The simple, strong palettes of negative space virtuoso Noma Bar.

This selection of work is from his two books, Guess Who? The Many Faces of Norma Bar & Negative Space, both are published by Mark Batty Publisher and are available for purchase on the publisher's website.

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norma_bar:_tony norma_bar:_potter

normabar2
norma_bar:_peace norma_bar:_fat_cat

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Color Trends: Coffee Packaging

Color Trends: Coffee Packaging


A selection of recent coffee packaging designs and their recurring color trends.







coffee:_natural coffee:_funky
coffee_black dell.light_gray

talia4

Paradise-01

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Vintage Color & Design: Polish Book Covers

Vintage Color & Design: Polish Book Covers


A nice collection of Polish book covers from the blog A Journey Around My Skull.

"Unhealthy book fetishism from a reader, collector, and amateur historian of forgotten literature."


druga_zmiana

Kazdy

KASK

Lucy_Crown
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The Colors Of Drew Struzan

The Colors Of Drew Struzan


Drew Struzan is an American Artist best known for his extensive movie poster work on some of the best-known films of all time. A particular favorite artist of film directors George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Struzan created distinct and indelible images for many of their film releases.


Back_to_the_Future Star_Wars

coming_to_americaAn_American_Tail
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Flora Fauna: Bird Editions By Josh Brill

Flora Fauna: Bird Editions By Josh Brill


A wonderful set of bird prints from Josh Brill.

The Flora Fauna collection is a cataloging of the design identities of plants and animals from around the world. Examining the visual character differences and similarities of species. A field guide of discovery, beginning with birds.


Western_Tanager Green_Honeycreeper


Superb_Fairy-Wren Vermilion_Flycatche

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The Colors Of Alberto Cerriteño

The Colors Of Alberto Cerriteño


On the recommendation of COLOURlovers' member Caori, we're having a look at the color compositions of Alberto Cerriteño. Alberto is a Mexican illustrator and designer based in Portland, Oregon, whose expressive characters and desaturated palettes meld together to create a striking, beautiful and cohesive illustrative style.

Strongly inspired by urban vinyl toys, alternative cartoons, and the pop surrealism movement, Alberto Cerriteño has developed his own very personal technique and style, having always present a delicate hints of traditional Mexican artistic influences in his management of rich textures and decorative patterns. These contrast strikingly with the blending of desaturated colors and ink, sometimes featuring a vintage coffee finish.

A.Cerriteño_Recuerdo A.CerriteñoChupacabr


A.Cerriteño_lolo A.Cerriteño_puffy

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Vintage Color & Design: Esquire Magazine

Vintage Color & Design: Esquire Magazine


While in recent years the covers of Esquire have featured a man in a suit or an at-least-half-naked woman, this wasn't always the trend. The art direction was first under the keen eye of Paul Rand from 1936-1941, followed by Henry Wolf from 1952-1958, and Robert Benton from 1958-1964, and during those times the magazine had many smart, creative, engaging and colorful covers.

Here is a selection of Esquire magazine covers between 1946 and 1971. The entire collection can be viewed on their site, and was brought to my attention by grain edit.


Esquire_1946_-10

Esquire_1946_-_6

Esquire_1958_-_1

Esquire_1961_-_12
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Color & Design: Polish Film Posters

Color & Design: Polish Film Posters


Color inspiration from the collection of American movie posters at polishposter.com.


odstrzal dirty_rotten_scndrls


krolewskie_marzenie color_film_blocks

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Vintage Color & Design: Japanese Postcards

Vintage Color & Design: Japanese Postcards


Highlights from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's collection of Japanese postcards from the early 1900's.


fly_glider

sleep_well_mustache

monkey_paper_plane

monkey_9_32
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