Signalnoise Retro Poster Competition: Winners!

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.

Honorable mentions

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!






8 responses to “Signalnoise Retro Poster Competition: Winners!”

  1. beekay Avatar

    Well deserved! Most of these were my favourites as well. :)

  2. Sergei Tatarinov Avatar

    Somehow I knew that that Las Vegas poster will win this competition! Congrats.

    The runners up are very cool too indeed. ‘Rocket 88’ is, in my opinion, the best looking one – it’s really… juicy… rich… Can’t come up with the right word to describe it. And no, it’s that sexy NOT just because of pretty woman in it. :) And as for the truest retro look, ‘Amity Island’ stands out from the crowd.

    Although I haven’t come up with a good idea and thus not participated in this competition, I wish you will make another one some time soon James.

  3. Abel Avatar

    congrats !!! to all the winners

  4. solemone Avatar

    Congrats Surface to Air Design Foundry!

    It was a great contest. Thanks.

  5. Simon H. Avatar

    Congrats to the winners. And will try again!

  6. Victor Samaue Avatar

    Well deserved… Las Vegas poster was my favorite too! and the Rocket one is very cool too… congratulations

  7. Fill Avatar

    mmm…strange choices, not my style, but anyway, congratulations to the winners

  8. David Avatar

    It´s a shame I didn´t know about it :(

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