90’s Graphic Design Mood Board

The 90’s were a magical time – a time of the Docs, Game Boys, and the sweet, sweet sound of AOL dialing-up. As everything that was once old is new again, the 90’s are making a come back.

Design trends from this era can be found in posters, album covers and fonts. As artist Dave Perillo has shown, even some of our favorite old friends are back in action. Deservedly so.

Dave Perillo’s art can be found on http://montygog.blogspot.com/

What about 90’s design is worth reintroducing, you ask? We created a mood board of sorts to answer this question and hope it helps uncover the truth. Below you’ll find 90’s posters, graphics, album covers, products, and other elements that may inspire you to create your next design piece enhanced with 90’s elements. We have arranged the elements in four categories. We hope you find this helpful. Enjoy!

90’s Design

1 – Color like WHOA.

The 90’s was at once a wave of color and a dash of grunge. But for this moment, at least, we are rejoicing in glorious brilliance of it all. Think Pretty in Pink (literally), color pops, neon lasers and this 90’s cup design that kind of grows on you after awhile. Totally unapologetic!

90's cup design

2 – Chunky Fonts.

If you take a broad look at fonts in the 90’s, you will see a lot of thick lines and truly unique fonts driven by theme. Oh – and we loved a drop shadow!

3 – Photo Posters

The focus around many of the posters or album art in the 90’s was around one simple graphic or photograph.  Many of these are iconic posters and I think their simplicity speaks volumes.

4 – From Bold & Vibrant to Black & White (and Red)

Though this era gave us a lot of pink, we also saw a lot of stark contrast – black & white – sometimes with pops of red.

What did you love most about design in the 90’s?

For more 90’s Graphic Design, head to the Go Media Pinterest Board.

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70’s Graphic Design Inspiration

70s Graphic Design: Ideas from our Pinterest Board

As you may have noticed, companies and designers have been drawing inspiration from of our favorite decades lately. Graphic design inspiration from the 1970’s is all the rage. There is something about the thick lines, bold color choices and simple layouts that really speaks to us still. So today, we are throwing down some vintage inspiration from this decade in hopes that it inspires your next project. Enjoy!

For more 70’s graphic design and 70’s inspired design, head to our Pinterest board.

IDEA Magazine | Tribute to Saul Bass (and Associates) in 1979 | design et typo
1970 Jerzy Flisak – Those Who Wear Glasses
1970 Danuta Zukowska – Circus
Japanese Poster: Expo ‘70. Yusaku Kamekura. 1967
Vintage sony logo. Mid-century. Good colors.
Hollywood Bowl program, 1970 – Deborah Sussman
Herve Morvan Foire de Lyon Poster 1970
Rainboeing the Skies Ad 1971
Aeroflot International Route Map, 1970
1974-1975 Canadian Broadcasting Corp Annual Report
Buamai – Aisleone – Graphic Design, Typography And Grid Systems
Cepelia, 1973, by Jan Mlodozeniec
Wiktor Górka 1971
Weltspartag 1975, Advertising Poster
Olympiad Games Program, 1976
Gorka Wiktor – Cyrk Kobieta na wrotkach, 1970
Antoni Cetnarowski, 1970, Upside down cyclist, CYRK.
Jaroslav Fišer, 1971
Jan Mlodozeniec, 1 9 7 8, Cepeliada 78.
Hubert Hilscher – Plakat Secesyjny, 1971
Vintage movie poster 1973 by Jerzy Flisak: Dramat zazdrosci
Jerzy Treutler, Seal with 2 balls, 1971
Japan World Exposition ’70
David Bowie poster, 1972
television with the ramones, 1974
Novum Gebrauchsgraphik 4/1972 — Jan Buchholz

For more 70’s graphic design and 70’s inspired design, head to our Pinterest board.

Web Roundup: 77 Poster Designs to be Inspired by

50 Poster Layout Design Inspirations, Do’s and Don’ts

100+ More Poster Design Inspirations

100+ Poster Design Inspiration

Hey designers, want way more inspiration? Attend our all-inclusive soul-fulfilling three-day design retreat, WMC: Off-The-Grid, this October 5 – 7th. To learn more, head to wmcfest.com.

Every Wednesday, we scour the web for the best in inspiration from designers killing it at their craft. Please enjoy this incredible art and join us on Pinterest, where we’re dedicated to collecting our own work, as well as the work of those we most admire.

Today, our focus is poster design inspiration. For more, check out our past posts, including:

50+ Gig Poster Designs We’re Obsessed With
Instant Inspiration: Exceptional Gig Poster Designs
40+ Cool and Inspiring Poster Designs
50+ Inspiring Poster Designs

Enjoy!

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Which poster was your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below!

Instant Inspiration: Exceptional Gig Poster Designs

One Good Reason poster designed by Go Media

Gig Poster Designs

As you may well know, we love a good gig poster design here at Go Media.

After all, designing posters is in our blood. Our Ohio graphic designers started on the streets of Cleveland, promoting and creating poster art for the bands we loved.

Our designers know the keys to eye-catching, clear, crisp poster designs. We love to create, but we also appreciate great design when we see it.

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Below you’ll find some most excellent gig posters we found over gigposters.com. A huge shout-out to Clay Hayes, founder of the site, for maintaining such an inspirational site!

Click on each image to be taken to the poster on gigposters.com.

Let’s go!

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The Poster Contest of Which Dreams are Made: What and How You Can Win

Poster Contest from our friends at the National Poster Retrospecticus

Let’s talk for a minute about how much I love John Boilard, Producer of the National Poster Retrospecticus, a traveling show of over 300 hand-printed posters coming to Cleveland for this year’s Weapons of Mass Creation Festival.

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Umm.

No, I haven’t met him yet, but I’m already smitten.

Why?

Because all signs are pointing to this: John is as passionate about WMC Fest as the crew here at Go Media. And that’s pretty darn kick-ass if you ask me.

You see, in the weeks leading up to the Fest, John has been nothing but enthusiastic. He’s gone above and beyond to share everything he can about his poster show with us here on the ‘Zine. As the editor, that makes my heart go pitter pat.

Don’t miss these posts:
50 Inspirational Posters from the National Poster Retrospecticus
WMC Fest Insider’s Guide: John Boilard & the 300 Hand-Printed Posters Coming to a City Near You

Look! There’s More!

Guess what, my friends.

John is here with the treat of all treats, if you asked me.

The National Poster Retrospecticus Poster Contest

To celebrate the National Poster Retrospecticus coming into town August 15 – 17, John has kindly offered up three sets of posters to you, my dear readers.

How do you win? It’s easy. Simply comment down at the bottom of the post and let us know why you’re dying to attend this year’s Weapons of Mass Creation Festival.

Three winners will be chosen at random on Monday, August 11.

I recommend that you come back and see if you’ve won, just in case my Facebook message gets sent to your other folder, or such nonsense. Good luck everyone!

Here’s What You Can Win:

Prize 1:  National Poster Retrospecticus Full Poster Set

Poster by Daniel Danger
Poster by Daniel Danger
Poster by Aesthetic Apparatus
Poster by Aesthetic Apparatus
Poster by Hatch Show Print
Poster by Hatch Show Print
Poster by Doe Eyed
Poster by Doe Eyed
Poster by JP Boneyard
Poster by JP Boneyard
Poster by JP Boneyard
Poster by JP Boneyard
Poster by Young Mens Danger Club
Poster by Young Mens Danger Club
Poster by Vahalla Studios
Poster by Vahalla Studios
Poster by Two Arms Inc.
Poster by Two Arms Inc.
Poster by Silent Giants
Poster by Silent Giants
Poster by Nerl Says Design
Poster by Nerl Says Design
Poster by Large Mammal
Poster by Large Mammal
Poster by Landland
Poster by Landland
Poster by Dan McCarthy
Poster by Dan McCarthy

Prize 2: Spring 2014 Set

Poster by Hatch Show Print
Poster by Hatch Show Print
Poster by JP Boneyard
Poster by JP Boneyard
Poster by Nerl Says Design
Poster by Nerl Says Design
Poster by Vahalla Studios
Poster by Vahalla Studios
Poster by Young Mens Danger Club
Poster by Young Mens Danger Club

Prize 3: Little Friends of Printmaking Poster

Poster by Little Friends of Printmaking
Poster by Little Friends of Printmaking

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Further connect with JP and the NPR:
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Poster Design: 50 Excellent Inspirations

Best Poster Design

Hey designers, want way more inspiration? Attend our all-inclusive soul-fulfilling three-day design retreat, WMC: Off-The-Grid, this October 5 – 7th. To learn more, head to wmcfest.com.

Need some poster design inspiration?  You’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered some good ones to get your creative juices flowing.

Once you’ve been inspired, head over to Mockup Everything to give your design a go on one of our free mockup templates, like this one:

Poster with Hands

Make sure to share your work with us!

Enjoy!

Poster by dragana nikolić
Poster by dragana nikolić
Poster by Hedof
Poster by Hedof
Poster by Klaudia Kost
Poster by Klaudia Kost
Work Hard by Martín Azambuja
Work Hard by Martín Azambuja
Have you Ever Been To by Federica Bonfanti
Have you Ever Been To by Federica Bonfanti
The Decemberists, w/ Heartless Bastards poster by Strawberry Luna
The Decemberists, w/ Heartless Bastards poster by Strawberry Luna
Poster by Bartosz Szymkiewicz
Poster by Bartosz Szymkiewicz
Motion Theater by Caroline Grohs
Motion Theater by Caroline Grohs
Little Red Riding Hood poster by Christian Jackson
Little Red Riding Hood poster by Christian Jackson
MTV Poster by Frederik Samuel
MTV Poster by Frederik Samuel
Superman poster by James White
Superman poster by James White
Empire of the Sun poster by Michal Krasnopolski
Empire of the Sun poster by Michal Krasnopolski
Moonrise Kingdom poster by Alizée Lafon
Moonrise Kingdom poster by Alizée Lafon
Museum of Childhood Play to Learn poster
Museum of Childhood Play to Learn poster
Phish "Blossom Music Center" Poster by DKNG Design + Illustration
Phish “Blossom Music Center” Poster by DKNG Design + Illustration
The Swell Season Gig Poster
The Swell Season Gig Poster
Russian Red at Union Chapel Poster
Russian Red at Union Chapel Poster
Simian Mobile Disco Poster
Simian Mobile Disco Poster
Old Crow Medicine Show Poster
Old Crow Medicine Show Poster
Dexter Poster by Albert Exergian
Dexter Poster by Albert Exergian
Solo Heads poster by Aldo Crusher
Solo Heads poster by Aldo Crusher
Skillnet Poster by Steve Simpson
Skillnet Poster by Steve Simpson
10 Principles of Good Design poster by Gerren Lamson
10 Principles of Good Design poster by Gerren Lamson
Noah and the Whale poster by Matt Jones
Noah and the Whale poster by Matt Jones
Poster by atelier martino&jaña
Poster by atelier martino&jaña
Will Johnson poster by Robert Lin
Will Johnson poster by Robert Lin
Ghost Writer by Hubert Tereszkiewicz
Ghost Writer by Hubert Tereszkiewicz
Tin Pan South poster
Tin Pan South poster
Money Poster by Graziano Losa
Money Poster by Graziano Losa
Poster by Dr. Alderete
Poster by Dr. Alderete
Helio Sequence by Karen Kurycki
Helio Sequence by Karen Kurycki
Poster by Austin Sellers
Poster by Austin Sellers
Parachute Journalists - Dark Side by Jeff Finley
Parachute Journalists – Dark Side by Jeff Finley
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti by Mikey Burton
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti by Mikey Burton
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Rocco Designs
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Rocco Designs
Such Great Heights by Garrett DeRossett
Such Great Heights by Garrett DeRossett
Jeff Tweedy Three Color Screen Print by Path Poster Designs
Jeff Tweedy Three Color Screen Print by Path Poster Designs
Supa 9 by Dziugas Valancauskas
Supa 9 by Dziugas Valancauskas
Poster by Andrey Smirny
Poster by Andrey Smirny
Better than Nothing poster
Better than Nothing poster
Metafisico by Manuel Dall'olio
Metafisico by Manuel Dall’olio
Melbourne Dance Company Poster
Melbourne Dance Company Poster
Tour Poster by Sergio Membrillas
Tour Poster by Sergio Membrillas
Helvetica Poster by William Xu
Helvetica Poster by William Xu
Laneway Festival poster
Laneway Festival poster
Poster by Tom Davie
Poster by Tom Davie
Poster by Slawek Michalt
Poster by Slawek Michalt
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Poster by Dominik Bubel
Coca-Cola poster
Coca-Cola poster
Black Swan by LaBoca
Black Swan by LaBoca

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Poster Inspiration - April 2013

40+ Cool & Inspiring Poster Designs

Inspiring Poster Designs Selected by your friends at Go Media

Who doesn’t love poster art? Whether it’s for a band, a foreign locale, or a conference/event, a well designed poster can attract attention and much deserved praise from peers and laypersons alike. We peel them off the walls at concert venues, grab copies strewn around our favorite coffee shops, and even purchase them from our favorite designers and bands.

Our love of poster art is even evident in the popularity of GoMediaZine posts. Over a year ago, designer Tom Booth created the ebook, The Wall: Modern Day Music Posters and a post along with it called, “Modern Gigposter Design: 100 Stunning Examples” and to-date it is still one of our most popular posts. So we know that you will love the collection of some of the most inspiring posters we love. From vintage to modern, national to international, these posters showcase some of the best designs to inspire you!
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A Showcase of Creatively Redesigned Movie Posters

Being a designer is a never-ending quest. Designers must constantly improve and expand their skills, as trends in design are always changing. Like any art susceptible to the whims of fashion, design reflects the tastes, values and concerns of a certain point in time, and as such it never sits still for too long.

Of course, professional work will allow the designer to hone and build their skills, but in this economy, paid work can be hard to find. That is why designers often create design samples both to give clients an idea of their style and to continue to practice their art. This practice has obvious benefits, but creating logos and websites in a vacuum has a less obvious drawback. It does not require collaboration or interpretation of ideas on the part of the designer.

One way many designers are addressing this issue is by redesigning movie posters. Designing movie posters can often more accurately show a designer’s thought process, since they have to interpret a film using only its iconic imagery or memorable lines. It forces the designer to create something that reflects their aesthetic but requires that aesthetic to be adapted to someone else’s already established creation. This is a much more realistic process than drawing a visual pun and deciding the kind of company that might like it, and it also results in a product that can be enjoyed by fans of design and fans of the film equally.

Below is a showcase of creative redesigned movie posters that illustrates just how entertaining and challenging this practice can be.

Fight Club

Fight Club

The Shining

The Shining

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Amelie

Amelie

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Nosferatu, Frankenstein & The Wolfman

Nosferatu, Frankenstein & The Wolfman

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

Have you found any creatively redesigned movie posters that deserve a mention? Please do let us know in the comments.

Alex writes for Print Express, who specialise in custom printed business cards. In his spare time he enjoys studying graphic and web design and is currently learning to code.

50+ Inspiring Poster Designs

Poster Art

Hey designers, want way more inspiration? Attend our all-inclusive soul-fulfilling three-day design retreat, WMC: Off-The-Grid, this October 5 – 7th. To learn more, head to wmcfest.com.

Who doesn’t love poster art? Whether it’s for a band, a foreign locale, or a conference/event, a well designed poster can attract attention and much deserved praise from peers and laypersons alike. We peel them off the walls at concert venues, grab copies strewn around our favorite coffee shops, and even purchase them from our favorite designers and bands.

Our love of poster art is even evident in the popularity of GoMediaZine posts. Almost a year ago, designer Tom Booth created the ebook, The Wall: Modern Day Music Posters and a post along with it called, “Modern Gigposter Design: 100 Stunning Examples” and to-date it is still one of our most popular posts. So we know that you will love the collection of some of the most inspiring posters we love. From vintage to modern, national to international, these posters showcase some of the best designs to inspire you!
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