Linotype is hosting a poster contest to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Helvetica. They’ve received more than 1,000 submissions and I’ve never seen a bigger collection of crap in my entire life. 5 pages to be exact. Is there really this many crappy designers in the world? Fortunately, in the midst of this pile there are some really great designs and I’ve featured a few of them above. I really wanted to submit a design for this contest but I didn’t have the time which is unfortunate. Anyways, go vote!
4 thoughts on “Helvetica NOW Poster Contest”
Hahaha, true. I’ve collaborated with my pretentious-red-without-yellow one… But I’ve found some nice things too, like these ones:
1289, 1340, 1353, 1393, 1479, 2305, 2318, 2343,
Anderson, I actually like the one you submitted.
There are a lot of designers. That’s for sure. And there are a million concepts about what is right. I’ve noticed a trend to keep away from anything current. Creative Directors and Art Directors that developed a style in the 1980s and 1990s that are unwilling to adapt. And think anything that is new is crap. This goes hand in hand with a trend toward thinking that the customer is always right. And if you want to keep their business, you need to just roll over. I see it all too often. And hell, I’ve probably contributed to it.
I was amazed at how many posters have that David Carson style to them. Personally I hate that style and it seems like that trend has been dead for a while now. Not sure why people are still going with that look. Time to move on people.
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