I’ve been teaching at Art Center College of Design for the last few years, and we’ve had some fantastic guest speakers. Ann Field, Chair of the Illustration Dept. asked me if I’d design some posters to announce these lectures. It’s always good to work with the great imagery these artists have created, and some students have told me that they’ve started tearing them off the walls after the event to save them.
This first one was done for Jeff Smith, I think he has been on the faculty since the end of the Korean War. This was for a talk he gave in Seattle. The rest are all for Art Center.
Paul... these are incredible. Really sumthin'. Thanks for showing all in context to one another. What a great portfolio of prints they would make.
BTW, I watched "Sunset Blvd" again (!!) the other night, but every time I see Holden floating in the pool, I think of you. This is a stigma that I believe is going to follow me for the rest of my life.
David FlahertyJanuary 28, 2009
Nice. Esp. the first and last.
Mark FisherJanuary 28, 2009
Really nice posters Paul.
Walter VasconcelosJanuary 28, 2009
Wow...beautiful poster collection!
Drew FriedmanJanuary 28, 2009
These are just stunning!
David GoldinJanuary 28, 2009
These are great Paul. Damn good stuff!
Dale StephanosJanuary 28, 2009
These are fantastic.
Robert HuntJanuary 28, 2009
Terrific posters- great showcases for the art!
AnnaJanuary 28, 2009
You do the most amazing posters Paul. To think these are all just for Art Center only! I'm sad I won't get to steal anymore off the walls but thank you for posting these here!
josh cochranJanuary 29, 2009
gorgeous posters. Jeff Smith is rather old...
David RamshawJanuary 29, 2009
A couple of nice ones, but mostly dull.
Laura LevineJanuary 29, 2009
Utterly brilliant - you really tailored each one so perfectly to their subject. Someone did their homework!
Adam McCauleyJanuary 29, 2009
Beautiful posters all.
Scott BakalJanuary 29, 2009
Holy crap! They're amazing. Truly great designs.
Chris BuzelliJanuary 29, 2009
Wow! I think you've just boosted the bar for guest lecturer posters. Beautiful work!
Kyle T. WebsterJanuary 29, 2009
Paul, you're a stud.
felix SockwellJanuary 29, 2009
these are awesome paul!
Darryl FudgeJanuary 29, 2009
Looks like that pooh stick is being passed around.
Peter CusackJanuary 29, 2009
Like Drew said . . . stunning. Like I might say . . . these kick ass. They're an inspiration as art pieces and show off each artist with such respect and excitement. Beautiful series.
Tim OBrienJanuary 29, 2009
Man, I'd buy a set of these for my studio.
Cathleen ToelkeJanuary 29, 2009
A beautiful series, Paul, and great to see the whole group. Each is so distinctive. Laura's comment is right on.
Hal MayforthJanuary 29, 2009
We're running out of superlatives here. How about superb? Thanks for the post, Paul. It made my day.
laura tallardyJanuary 29, 2009
marvelously grandiose my good man. love the designs. i'd be ripping them off the walls for my studio too!
Hanoch PivenJanuary 30, 2009
Hey Paul, I hope you are not going to say you do these really 'quickly' as a side thingy. They're so great.
Did you do the Lukova lettering yourself as well or picked it from her posters?
HarryJanuary 30, 2009
I can see why they steal them. And wow Art Center gets some heavy hitters.