July 15th, 2011
Poster Design and Graphics

We just love these posters for Coppélia. This is just a selection of 27 poster designs submitted to Pointe Blank, a new collaborative project created by Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Designers and Artists were invited to create original artwork based on the story of the ballet Coppélia. Great selection of posters, from pure typographic pieces to detailed illustrations. The posters were then put on display in an exhibition. It’s great to see this kind of thing happening and we look forward to more.


May 13th, 2011
Illustration / Art

The Art of Mike Mitchell, a freelance illustrator with a focus on pop culture. Located in Los Angeles, California he is most known for creating the “I’m with Coco” poster. We are big fans of his work here at Stripeyhorse Creative check out more of the great work on his personal website


March 9th, 2011
Luff. Underground film festival

Just love these images by Demian Conrad, for the Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival. He created a lot for this festival, from postcards and posters to banners.

Check out more of his work here: http://www.demianconrad.com

Found via http://swisslegacy.com/


February 7th, 2011
How Could You? Poster design

Love these illustrative posters I came across recently. They are from the graphic design practice Act Natural.

More posters to see on the Act Natural website: http://www.weactnatural.com


January 31st, 2011
Under the Milky Way. Graphic posters

Love this poster series by Ross Berens. Entitled Under The Milky Way, amazingly he says each poster was done in 2–3 hours each. They began as an experiment in typography.

Check out more of these posters on his website here: http://rossberens.com

Found via: http://blog.iso50.com/


January 5th, 2011
Tron. Graphic posters.

Tron Legacy was easily one of the best movies of 2010. Really great graphics throughout the whole movie and a fantastic soundtrack produced by Daft Punk. I really like these graphic posters designed by Signalnoise.

Found on the Behance network http://www.behance.net/gallery/Tron-Poster-trilogy/837988


January 3rd, 2011
GVA Studio.

Really love the graphic design being produced by GVA Studio. GVA Studio are a graphic design agency based in Switzerland, established in 2004, they are a creative agency that work on a broad range of private and institutional clients. ’We at GVA Studio take pleasure letting the most basic things that surround us capture our imagination. With no preconceived restrictions and with a confidence that uncovering what is hidden beneath will bring us a certain pleasure. Our team makes up for its small size by opening its doors to others. Our pleasure to create. Your pleasure to enjoy.’

The above posters are taken from their personal work entitled ‘Music Cover Inspired’. They are graphic designers who put a lot of time and effort into their personal work and personal design projects. Personal projects really do help develop a design agency and free up their creativity. And its definitely something we want to start developing for ourselves too.

For more work by GVA visit their website http://gvastudio.com


December 14th, 2010
Hello Couture. Graphic Posters.

A really nice set of poster designs by Ryan Atkinson for Hello Couture. Really nice use of typography and photographs.

Check out more of Ryans portfolio on the Behance Network, he has a very nice minimal Swiss feel to his work.

Found via the website http://www.aisleone.net, which is a great graphic design resource.


November 24th, 2010
Seb Lester. Typographic designer

Really great post by Seb Lester on the ‘I Love Typography’ website. He has recently released three limited edition typographic design posters. ‘Dreams’, ‘Stars’, and ‘So Much To Do’ are the titles of the new designs, he goes into detail and focus primarily on ‘Dreams’, what he says is one of his most ambitious designs to date. He talks about his process when starting a new graphic poster, and what I found most interesting was how he starts each project with a self initiated brief. He says he wants a “distillation of everything I want the print to say and do. I always try to aim as high as possible. Shoot for the stars and you might hit the ceiling, as they say”. He says he wanted to develop something a bit more complex with ‘Dreams’, and contrasting bold display styles with the flourishing script styles certainly makes for a complex and well developed graphic style.

Check out the Seb Lester post on the I Love Typography website here.


October 27th, 2010
A LOVE LETTER TO SYRACUSE. typography design.

This is a really nice short. This film is about Steven Powers a sign writer, designer and artist. As part of the Near Westside Initiative, Powers was asked to revitalise the community. The projects brightens up what people are now considering a run down part of town. Where the train serviced all the factories, it now only runs once or twice a day. Powers designed and hand painted letter-forms and typography along these bridges, it became a way of breaking barriers, and bridging two different communities.

This really is a collaborative project between a lot of people to bring a community together again. I recently seen a similar project in Dublin, now I would love to see huge type in Birmingham.

via web site: http://www.alwaysreadthesmallprint.com/welcome/


October 21st, 2010
J.R is the 2011 TED prize winner

J.R is the 2011 winner of the TED prize.

Having seen and posted about his work before I can see why J.R is the 2011 TED prize winner. He is an anonymous photographer and artist from Paris, and much like Banksy his work is filled with meaning. His work features the faces and life of local people in small villages and neighbourhoods across the world. He then posts these photographs very large scale around these villages, on their buildings and transport systems.

Being a Guerrilla artist he remains under the radar of the authorities. A lot of his art and designs are posted in places where the local people do not have access to art galleries. Bringing creativity and art to their neighbourhood. I would love to see some of his work closer to home, in and around Birmingham!

Check out the video and a talk with J.R on the TED web site here http://blog.ted.com/2010/10/20/meet-jr/


September 14th, 2010
USA by designers

USA by designers. Part of the “By Designers” project by Hype Up Gallery utd. They opened up the question “What does America mean to you” to designers and artists across the globe. Some great interpretations, illustrations and designs.

Check out more on there website here http://usabydesigners.com


September 5th, 2010
music philosophy

Nice poster and graphic design project by Mico, a designer who likes music and typography.  Check out more of his posters and designs at http://www.musicphilosophy.co.uk and you can submit your favourite song lyric too!

Found via holidaymatinee


August 30th, 2010
merchline prints

Some extra cool prints and graphic design available to buy here.


August 4th, 2010
a glass half full – positive posters

This years brief for positive posters is ‘A Glass Half Full’. Positive Posters is a registered charity in Australia, the winner of this years brief will get their poster printed and place around Melbourne and other Australian cities. Check out their website here


April 6th, 2010
hitchcock movie poster designs

Of late the web has seen a number of designers who have turned their hand to re-designing old movie posters, or book cover designs. Here are two great examples of classic Hitchcock movie posters re-designed. There is a nice rough illustration feel to these designs check out more on the web site  here.


March 3rd, 2010
syntheastwood. graphic design and creative blog from Ireland.

Syntheastwood are in Birmingham in March ’10.

Syntheastwood is a submissions based web site from Ireland check them out:


Birmingham designers should get involved in this show. The posters and the submitted designs and graphics go on exhibit for one night… and its always a good night out.