Signalnoise Retro Poster Competition: Submissions

Well, it’s been a good month and a bit watching the submissions pour in for the Signalnoise Retro Poster Competition, and I’m really happy to post them all right here. Please be warned, this post is the longest that has appeared on my blog, so you might need to give it a little bit to load, as there are 131 entries. The response has been incredible.

I kept the competition description simplistic for a very good reason. When I create my personal posters I start off with the idea of creating something referencing the past, and develop my idea from there. I wanted those interested in entering to work the exact same way I do, and to create some new pieces they can be proud of. As a result, just look at the diversity of the posters below. Their styles, content and palettes are all over the map which in my opinion, makes this competition a huge success. Thanks so much to everyone who took part, a huge high-five to you all.

The entries shown here all met the guidelines of the original post. If you do not see your entry here, it might not have been labeled properly in the Signalnoise Flickr Pool. Please contact me if I missed you, and send me the link to your entry.

Have fun scrolling through these colorful posters, and I urge you to drop by the Signalnoise Flickr Pool if you want to see more by any of the artists. I’ll be going through all the submissions over the next few days and will post the winners by the end of the week. Stay tuned!

View all 131 submissions here »

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24 Comments

  1. entries #127 and #86 are massive! super cool!

  2. Wow, that was a lot to look through! Some very cool posters in there. I enjoyed taking a look at all of them. I miss having the time to do cool projects like this.

  3. Great collection, too bad I couldn’t join in. Anyways, there’s three I really like a lot: #106, #32 and #23. Good luck everyone who participated!

    Also, greet your coffee-retailer James, you’ll be visiting him a lot when you have to go through all these!

  4. Wow, what a plethora of retro design! There is some great stuff here. I think my favorite that hits the mark completely is numero 88 :) Great work everyone!

  5. Oh my. I’m so jealous I didn’t enter. Some great stuff there James. Have fun judging. It’s going to be tough.

  6. Wow, some awesome talent on display here! #113 and #95 are both stellar, but all of these look really good. Kudos to all of you!

  7. Thanks James for this wonderful contest!

  8. Some amazing entries there. Woaw.

  9. Shit! There’s some really great ones in there!

  10. Jack McGill

    Not many original pieces, what a shame most are just taken from one of your designs or others. Can’t see any classic miller bro style guess this sums up the crowd here. Interested to see who you pick.

  11. Epic post James, you have your work cut out for you in picking a winner!

  12. There’s some really fantastic designs here. I enjoyed looking through them all.

  13. Cameron D

    Jeeez good luck judging these James, there’s so many awesome entries!

  14. aww mine got washed out and fuzzy somehow on the transition to this site :( #90

  15. Also my fav’s for this comp: #122, #88, #86, #77 very retro, I wish mine was as cool as those. I kinda lost the retro feel with some of it on mine

  16. One of my favourites has to be the Daft Punk World Tour poster…

    Great effort to everyone that took part, Great to see a community like this :)

  17. I LIKE THEM ALL!!! EVERYONE SHOULD BE A WINNER!!!

  18. Really inspiring designs. Looking forward to compete again n try even harder. Thanks Signalnoise, u rock! :D
    Cheers
    //Proud #124

  19. Love this… only 1 slight bug, nr 20.
    that one is inspired by abduzeedo…
    but hell yeah i love these posters!!

  20. Although I’m not sure if he really followed the brief exactly, my favorite is #16.

  21. Great contest. So many cool posters.
    ‘ll be hard to choose one.

  22. MINES NUMBER 101 !!! : D

  23. Wow there’s so many great entries. Quite a few found a warm place in my inspiration folder :)

    Great work guys!

  24. Jim

    These are fantastic, I have some that I would like to add.

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