Clients can be a pain the ass, we know this!
Grapheine has a great idea based on an initial idea from @MarieJulien, where they have imagined clients' feedback based on other iconic posters.
Purely done for fun, these are both hilarious and nightmare inducing.
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The black cat is too black.
Check out Tournée du Chat Noir (Black Cat on Tour), the iconic 1896 poster by Swiss painter Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen! This masterpiece was created to promote Le Chat Noir, the Parisian cabaret that was all the rage among the bohemian and literary crowds of late 19th-century Montmartre.
Legend has it that Le Chat Noir's founder, Rodolphe Salis, stumbled upon a stray cat meowing atop a streetlight during a venue scouting mission in 1881. He adopted the feline and made it the cabaret's lucky mascot, hence the name.
But let's not forget about the graphic designer who brought this poster to life - Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen was not only an anarchist painter, sculptor, and illustrator, but also a renowned expert on all things feline.
Let's talk about Saul Bass, the American graphic designer (1920-1996) who made his mark on the film industry. You might know him from his iconic film credits and posters that he created in collaboration with some of the best directors in the business. We definitely need to devote a future blog post to his groundbreaking work.
Back in his day, Bass's posters were a revelation. While Hollywood was churning out posters with actors' faces plastered all over them, Bass opted for a minimalist graphic style that captured the essence of the movie in a single image. And the beauty of it is, you get it right away. Each of Bass's creations is a graphic masterpiece.
Sadly, it seems like we've lost that magic touch when it comes to movie posters today. We could blame it on client feedback, but it's hard not to long for the days when Saul Bass was revolutionizing the industry.
Dylan isn't black!
Back in 1967, a bonus poster was included in a CD compilation of Bob Dylan's greatest hits. Little did anyone know, this image - along with the iconic "I Love NY" logo - would become a graphic design legend. Credit goes to the brilliant Milton Glaser, who created the poster in question.
Here's the kicker: Dylan was wrapping up his contract with the record company at the time, so he couldn't be bothered with giving feedback to Glaser.
That's right, folks - a project without client feedback! Can you even imagine?
As a side note, Glaser took inspiration from none other than Marcel Duchamp's self-portrait to create this masterpiece.