Monday, August 17, 2009

Poster Design Feature: Straw Dogs

So I'm still deciding what to use this space for, but in the spirit of the intersection of music and design I've decided to shed a little light on some of my favorite poster designers of late. First up... the cut n' paste insanity of Dutch design team Straw Dogs.

The Straw Dogs crew have mastered the art of collage as a psychedelic medium and while at first the designs might seem unstructured and sloppy, the end products often end up evoking the right nods to the bands represented while still maintaining a common thread of chaos. The collective's posters usually end up much more "focused" than their free medium and canvas projects and it seems to be an area where they truly shine. A large debt of gratitude to the collective for having great taste in bands and design.