Do you know it’s been over five years since we first published our series Iconic TV Shows? Our style has changed somewhat since then and lots of those shows are no longer remembered or they also changed completely. Time flies.
Still, it’s one of our favorite – and definitely longest running – projects and we like adding new posters to the series. This year one of our biggest TV discoveries (well, “discovery” is a big word for a show everybody and their aunt saw before us) was the series pictured below and so we proudly add it to the collection.
And if you’re in love with Hawkins and want a bit of it on your wall, you can buy our poster here (also available as various other products) and here.
(And here for your convenience links to all the rest of them on bza – and they’re also on Society6.)
Our project Iconic TV Posters happened a while ago (here and then here) and since then we’ve been watching some new shows so it’s only right to broaden the list every now and then. Today we add a show for your guessing pleasure (assuming you even heard of it). It’s just finished its second season and it remains a weird and charming (if sometimes darkish) delight that so far we’ve had no success in recommending to our friends. So, do you know the show as encapsulated in these three icons?
We’ll put the answer in the comments and if, like us, you appreciate an original thought in the creation of a show, give it a try.
And if you like the poster, as usual we added it to our stores on Society6 and bza.
A (long) while ago we started one of our favorite series of just-for-fun designs with 15 posters that condensed TV shows into three icons so that you could guess or not what the given show was. It looked like this:
and you can find the original post here.
In the meantime we have watched some more TV and designed (for now) three more posters to guess. This time it’s for three real classics and, to be precise, we only watched two of these recently (and we really hope you know us well enough by now to know which we did not spend hours and hours watching, not since we were ten anyway). So, for your guessing pleasure (answers underneath, should you need them):
As with all the previous posters, you can buy your own copy in our stores here and here. We’ll be also adding other things (like phone cases and stuff later).
And here are the answers (even though you probably know by now):
1. Friday Night Lights
3. Gilmore Girls
The only good thing about stomach flu is this: it doesn’t last forever. It doesn’t even last very long but while it’s happening you’re ready to swear there’s nothing worse ever.
At any rate, it’s over now and so we spent a productive weekend uploading Iconic Painters posters to our Society6 store. This remains one of our favorite self-commissioned projects and we are always happy to hear from people interested in it. In addition to posters, you can now also buy stationery cards and iPhone cases. We’re planning on adding extra products because Society’s options are just too much fun not to play with (not that we’re convinced the world needs Georges de la Tour shower curtain) so if you’re interested in a particular kind of product, let us know and we’ll be happy to oblige.
Eventually, there will be also new painters coming but we can’t make promises as to the date.
After iconic painters and TV series we are now working on a third group of iconic posters, Iconic Cartoons. We’ve had this idea for a while (actually, it was suggested by one of our commenters – thank you, Ammon) and we made sketches a long time ago, but only got down to it now, prompted by a friend’s request to make a game for children. More on that some other time and we’ll show you all the posters when we finish them. Today just a preview: the first show to guess.
It’s as much a classic series as they come, started in 1969 and still popular. And yes, we do realize it’s a tad obvious but you’re probably older than the target audience will be.
We got some work to do now.
We have been contacted by the Barbican gallery in London on the occasion of their new exhibition entitled Dancing Around Duchamp, which focuses on the work of Duchamp and artists he inspired, including visual artists such as Johns and Rauschenberg. Our iconic posters for Johns and Duchamp fit the subject and so they will be available for sale in the gallery’s boutique, together with a brand new poster we designed specially for the occasion:
This is a poster for Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008), who was missing from our collection because we feared he might not be immediately recognizable from icons. Now you may decide for yourselves if you’d know it’s him, hadn’t we just told you.
And if you happen to be in London between February 14 and June 28, visit the gallery and maybe even buy yourselves a little something.
Our next post will appear earlier than usual: on February 13, Wednesday as it will be Valentine-themed.
We already posted this week’s design post – just scroll down to the next one – so today we’re pleased to inform that all Iconic Posters, both TV and painters, are available in our store in three sizes, A1, A2 and A3. The rest of Disney posters should be up pretty soon.
After part 1, part 2, and a short break a time has come for the, for now, final part of Iconic Painters. Same rules apply: three icons per painter, an answer in white to highlight underneath each poster.
This part contains some of our personal favorites (but so did the previous ones) and some we would probably find really hard to guess. Enjoy!
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)
Jasper Johns (born 1930)
Damien Hirst (born 1965)
Henri Matisse (1869–1954)
Edgar Degas (1834–1917)
Marc Chagall (1887–1985)
Gustave Courbet (1819–1877)
Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968)
If you enjoyed it, drop by again because the Iconic Posters project will be continued – some time in the future.
The posters are available in our Society6 store, both as prints and other products.