Here it is, the finale for the Signalnoise Retro Poster Competition is upon us. When I posted this contest back in October I really wasn’t expecting such a huge reaction from artists and designers from all over the world. After clocking 131 entries in total, it was a very difficult and lengthy process of selecting the honorable mentions let alone the prize winner. A huge thanks to everyone who entered. The amount of time and effort you put forth is absolutely staggering. You should all be proud of yourselves.
So, without further yackin’, the winners!
First place winner
The first place winner is simply called Welcome! by Erick Diaz. Selecting a winner out of such a diverse bunch of designs was incredibly difficult, as I’m sure you can imagine. Many different styles and ideas were pursued which is exactly what I was hoping for. But after many rounds of cuts, this poster really stood out for many reasons. Aside from really liking the color palette, the sheer number of elements displayed in this design are laid out in a very logical and clever fashion. I really like the Vegas props used, like the spades, dice, palm tress etc and the typography is diverse and fun harkening back to type-heavy travel and film posters from the 40s and 50s. I can easily see this hanging in an airport some 60 years ago.
A big congratulations to Erick Diaz for a job well done! You will be receiving your Signalnoise prize pack soon.
And lets not forget those who made the final cut. Here are the posters I thought were beautifully crafted in both style and content, and certainly deserved to get a featured spot in this competition. As I said, it was incredibly difficult to pick one out of so many excellent posters, so please feast on these honorable mentions, and check out the links to their portfolios.
JAWS Tribute: Amity Island by Wes Moore
Analog by Aether Studios
Spring84 by Michael Rubini
Berne by Jason Jeffery
Rocket 88 by Richard Davies
Lack of Colour by Kelley Toombs
A big thanks and congratulations to everyone who entered the first Signalnoise Retro Poster Competition, and to those who supported it and got the word out. The response blew me away and you can bet there will be another design-based competition in the near future as it is already in the works. Stay tuned for more!