Category Archives: Poster

Rediscovering hand drawn illustration

For years I have felt more comfortable drawing in Adobe Illustrator rather than with a pen and paper. Recently I have dusted off my fine liners and experimented embracing a naive, cheerful style.

Preparing for an exhibition on Brighton seafront from 15th – 27th of July I’m doing at the Fishing Quarter Gallery, I have taken the seaside for inspiration on a series of illustrated prints.


I will never be an illustrator but have enjoyed being comfortable with a sketch book again.

  

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with Love

Colour fun quote poster

‘With Love’ is a collection of quotes from friends turned into graphics using bold colours and calligraphy styled text. I like the playful, friendly nature of them and that they feel like an overheard conversation. If they are well received I’ll put them on my new online website 11RugbyRoad.com.

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I’m Hot: Saucy modern seaside postcards

Suck Me Fab

The sun looks like it might actually make a few appearances this summer! So in celebration, I’ve made a few postcard designs of classic British ice creams. Slightly more hot and steamy than hot and sticky. Possibly both.

Long live saucy seaside postcards, just with less fat ladies in swimsuits on these ones.

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SURVIVE LONDON

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Travelling in London is hard. Overcrowded buses, tubes and trains, plus conflicts between commuters and tourists make it a battle ground.

These short and sweet graphics serve as a warning and advice to those travelling to the capital. Life is hard enough, lets not make it more annoying…

Keep Left

Keep Left

Stand Right

Stand Right

No Stopping

No Stopping

Wheelie Suitcase Owner

Wheelie Suitcase Owner

Can You Move Down

Can You Move Down

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#Sound familiar?

Facebook poster design

Inspired by the original Sh*t Girls Say and a realisation that everyone is obsessed with the same things in relation to social media, I’ve designed a series of Typographic posters with phrases we don’t even realise we say. Any suggestions for more unintentional catch phrases people use daily?

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Say Goodbye

Simple typography poster with what was going through my head. I also printed it on 100% recycled paper.

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Whack Attack

My favourite game by far when I was young was Whack Attack…

The Wack-A-Mole type board game used bright colours and five memorable faces that you had to smash in with a hammer. The 80’s/90’s game never made a comeback, but my love of the design slicked (with an unhealthy obsession with pink and green together blamed on Whack Attack).

I’ve created vector designs for each of the faces which I’ve turned into posters, t-shirts and iPhone wallpapers. I love their simplicity and their emotive monster faces are perfect for Halloween!

The t-shirts are available from my t-shirt store at danmackey.spreadshirt.co.uk

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iPhone 4 wallpapers:
Blue Face 
Yellow Face
Green Face

iPhone 5 wallpapers:
Blue Face
Yellow Face
Green Face

 

Plus!

Here is the hottest new iPhone 4 & 5 wallpaper to have at the moment (Use Whack Attack as your lock screen!)

 

iPhone 4 Wallpaper 

iPhone5 Wallpaper

 

 

 

 

 

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SHY POSTERS #2

I wanted to follow-up on a previous post  on typographic posters I designed to play around with printing techniques on black. This time I have optimised them to view on the web to make posting them easier!

Normally I like design that is easy to appreciate at first glance, with an upbeat feel. For these posters, the ‘Shy’ theme is a bit more gloomy and dark with the message being hard to spot.

Ideally I would have liked to make this set in white to contrast the black series, with Spot UV text, but for ease I have gone for the print designers favourite, CMYK.

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Lonely Hearts Club

I created a recruitment poster for a ‘Lonely Hearts Club’ inspired by a Marina and the Diamonds song on the album Electra Heart.

A quick simple project for fun that plays on lyrics from other songs. No new members as of yet.

(spot the typo…)

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Shy Posters #1

I’ve started a small series of experimental print/typographic posters. They’re really difficult to take pictures of and don’t work as a digital version which makes this post a bit pointless…

They’re completely back with a mix of black, registration ink and over printing. As it takes more than one glance to see past the black, I see the posters as being shy and have lines to reflect this.

A few pictures trying to show the 2 posters that use different printing techniques

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