Feb 24, 2009, 05:58AM

Re-establishing the poster

A profile of graphic artist Jason Munn, with an accompanying gallery of gorgeous album and concert posters.

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Hope he's the tip of the iceberg:

Midcentury book design may be Munn's main inspiration: His posters resemble avant-garde novels from presses like New Directions or Dial. "I like the way they try to sum up a lot of stuff, a whole novel, in a small space," Munn said. The stark, almost constructivist design was not just an aesthetic choice: For economic and technological reasons, '40s and '50s publishers typically used a limited number of colors and shapes. He's also got a taste for the elegance of pre-anime Japanese modernism.

Gallery here.


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