And then there are these things of exquisite beauty by Alan Clarke. Wonderfully evocative. Bright, fun, exciting. Simple and yet complex. The kind of thing you'd buy and stick on the wall.
Graphic design at it's best. Lovely.
I think Alan is a recent graduate, but I may be wrong. Sadly these posters are only speculative and not actually for the 2012 Olympics. But if someone from Tfl or LOGOC is reading you should give him a call, right now. (Or maybe tomorrow, after the holiday.)
Alan is a classmate of mine from falmouth uni - we finish later this week and graduate in a month.. So he'll be looking for work! (hint hint)
The whole class can be seen here http://fromfalmouth.co.uk
Posted by: Mike | May 25, 2009 at 12:06
brilliant posters, i would bet 10 times better than what will actually be used for the Olympics
Posted by: Matt Noble | May 25, 2009 at 12:10
i quietly hope that some opensource competitions will be run by LOCOG for the Olympics. I have a couple of mates there and will send them this link.
Posted by: Rebecca Caroe | May 25, 2009 at 12:26
These are really nice and Mike, your class has produced a really nice collection of work. I almost wish I'd have gone to Falmouth now!
Posted by: Neil Martin | May 25, 2009 at 12:28
I agree, fantastic posters... the tennis one is genius
Posted by: one way photo / Mark | May 25, 2009 at 20:34
Now just think how much better they will look with the official 2012 logo...
Posted by: andy | May 26, 2009 at 10:10
I like these a lot. I wish this was the sensibility of the entire identity.
Posted by: Uri Baruchin | May 26, 2009 at 11:07
Posted by: rgraphix | May 26, 2009 at 15:27
Amazing work, isn't it! We just ran an interview with Alan, where he talks about how good things were at Falmouth and the trials of getting your first design job in the current recession.
Posted by: Neil Bennett | May 26, 2009 at 16:37
I love the posters, but when I see that he's titled his little book "I WAS DRAWN TO THIS BOOK BECAUSE OF IT'S DESIGN" I want to scream and stab things. That's the Publisher's Disease.
Posted by: James | May 27, 2009 at 18:47
Dear James, I have noticed the problem and changed it! Sorry my mistake, I don't know why I did not notice that sooner?
Posted by: Alan Clarke | Jun 01, 2009 at 12:50
you do know it's 'graphic design at _its_ best' right?
Posted by: jelmer | Jun 04, 2009 at 09:44
it's a ... wow!! :)
Posted by: Leony | Apr 15, 2011 at 04:33