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My New Favorite Graphic Designer

August 2nd, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I first became enamoured with graphic design when The Designers Republic were big in the music scene during the 90′s.  Soon after I fell in love with the works of Jermaine Rogers, purchasing a few limited edition silk screened posters from him (it’s a shame I missed seeing him at the San Diego Comic Con this year).

This weekend I was lazily trawling the ‘net when I happened upon graphic designer Olly Moss’ site. His minimalist style immediately captures the essence of the subject matter. Olly’s so good at what he does he makes his work seem so effortless. It’s almost as if he’s channeling the spirit of a 70′s pulp book illustrator or a 1950′s ad man at the creative pinnacle of his career. His work would be equally at home hanging on the wall of an art museum or tacked to a telephone pole in a seedy part of downtown.  His visual message is so powerful that the location where it’s hung isn’t important, nor does it detract or enhance the work itself.

If I were a competing graphic designer, I’d hate to meet Olly in a dark alley.

This is just a small sampling of his work.  Check out Olly’s personal site, his Flickr account, and a quick rundown of some of his “movies in orange and black” posters.

The only question I have is, where can I purchase a print of his Locke poster?  Money is (almost) no object.

Seriously Olly…we can do this under the table.  No one need know…

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  1. August 2nd, 2010 at 16:29 | #1

    I agree, I really like his minimalist style. And for exactly the reason you shared – it captures the essence of the subject matter. In fact, I’m a minimalist person in general. Less is more.

    LOVE the Rocky one.

    “Yo Adrian!”

  2. August 2nd, 2010 at 21:42 | #2

    The Rocky poster was the first work of art I saw of Olly’s. Fantastic piece. You, sir, have a good eye.

    I’m hoping you saw No Country For Old Men, because his poster for that movie is nothing short of awesome.

  3. August 3rd, 2010 at 06:35 | #3

    wow loving this guys work too.. and u mention your admiration for minimalistic style and you first got interested through Jermaine Rogers silk screening.. funny u say that cause at first glance of thise work Andy Warhol popped into my mind. Feeling the retro branding style! love it!

  4. August 3rd, 2010 at 06:36 | #4

    ps. love his website!!

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