Client: Experience Music Project Museum, Seattle, WA
Size: 18" x 24"
Print process: Screen printing
Number of inks: Four
This is the very first Poster Of The Week and I couldn't be more excited. You will be seeing posters from all around the globe, covering issues large and small and promoting everything under the sun—from tiny editions to massive worldwide commercial campaigns. The only deciding factor will be that it is breathtakingly good.
I couldn't resist starting out with one of my favorite masters of the form, even if it is missing his trademark killer typography, it more than makes up for it in it's brilliant interpretation of existing imagery around the subject. Asked to produce a poster for an exhibit on the band Nirvana, curated by the Experience Music Project, designer Jeff Kleinsmith just "couldn't get past the sadness and loss of innocence from the Nirvana story. I know there is so much more to it than how it was at the end, but when thinking about the assignment (art print for Nirvana exhibit) that's what kept coming up. So, that's what this art is all about."
NOTE: Poster of the Week is a new column that will run every Wednesday. Check it out each week!
Editor's note: This post originally ran Nov. 2, 2011.