I have always been a fan of great poster art and typography. The way in which type is used to effectively, and hopefully beautifully, communicate a message is the very foundation of design excellence. We often remind our clients that content comes first and that design follows.
“Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.”
~ Jeffrey Zeldman
This was the inspiration for an online art exhibition we are curating at ThankTank Creative.
The “Animal Lyrics Project: A Vegan Exhibition (Working Title)” is a collection of assorted posters dedicated to three of our favorite things: animals, veganism, and music.
Inspired by lyrics from songs inspired by animals, written by some of the greatest song writers of our time, we are provided exemplary content to drive our designs.
Not wanting to have all the fun ourselves (and wanting to make sure we didn’t end up with 10 orange posters), we invited nine other vegan designers to come on board to show of their design chops and to help this exhibit be as diverse as the song titles themselves. The list of designers, so far:
- Laurie Johnston/Two Trick Pony
- Jennifer Adler/Survival By Design
- Kate El-Bizri/kateelbizri.com
- Candice Wanca
- Carmella Lanni/TheFoodDuo
- Elana Lavine/Klean-Slate @klean_slate Klean-Slate.com
- Shannon Claire Hickman/AnotherHungryVegan
- Holly Mae Taylor/HollyMaeTaylor.com
- Anna Magombe Creative Thinking/annamagombe.com
The “Animal Lyrics Project: A Vegan Exhibition (Working Title)” will officially go live on/around July 15th and be featured on numerous vegan blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and through numerous respected media channels. Our hope is that these graphics will be shared and re-shared, promoting great design as well as the message of veganism.
Do you have an animal lyric you’d love to see turned into poster art? Comment below and, as always …