Work For Free Poster (via Matt Stevens)
The Decoder Ring Design Concern (or the DRDC) is an Austin-based design firm co-owned and operated by highly talented illustrator/designer - Christian Helms. They’ve done everything from concert posters for the likes of Spoon, Modest Mouse and the Hold-Steady to promotional work for Whataburger and SXSW.
The one thing I notice while going through their envy-inducing portfolio is how good (and by good I really mean bad-arse!) they are with type. I tend to think that good use of type in any design can take even the most modest idea and amplify it by a whole lot. With each of the work on here there’s an idea, there’s great use/mastery of type and the illustrations (particular on gig posters) are always executed so well.
In summary, I really dig this stuff, yo!
So over the wknd, I told myself I wouldn’t post anyone else’s stuff on the tumblr if I had nothing interesting to say about it so here goes…
Mr. Varanese has such remarkable control over the color orange… I rarely see work that says so much with such a limited color palette. I seriously dig his stuff.