I wanted to share some of my fun little posters I’ve been making lately. I kind of started playing around because we had talked about a new sticker at the library to give to people who donate. I’ve been a fan of the national park posters… or vintage travel posters.
These balsamroot flowers weren’t quite the effect I was going for… close, but not as noticeable as I would like.
I love the look of the red hill and sagebrush in this poster. Where I’m struggling is the fonts. None of my fonts are even close to what I want.
Actually, I struggled quite a bit with one part of this process. My old 2008 iMac held my copy of Photoshop. The photo alterations were pretty straight forward, but how to get them to a different computer was extremely difficult. They wouldn’t go to a brand new usb. That old computer is linked to a unused and unavailable email. No airdrop existed. Everything was effected by having an out of date version of Safari which I couldn’t update because of the email address. I went round and round and round and left out of frustration. Victoria visited a few days later… downloaded Chrome and uploaded them to Google Drive. Easy peasy! <insert eye roll> Thanks, Victoria.
My favorite has a technical difficulty…
This one with Brandon is, by far, my favorite. The clouds and grass are definitely the look I’m going for. The hold up is Photoshop lost the distinction between the sky and the mountains. I have to figure out how to fix that… can’t have my snowcovered peaks hanging out in the sky.
I think I need to make the poster in Photoshop, then put it in a different program to find vintage fonts.
These ”vintage” posters were at Born In A Barn.
I’ve been looking at these, too…
If anyone has any ideas for me… I’d love to hear them! I was hoping to make them into cards to sell.Find me here!
4 thoughts on “Poster Style”
My dad had his own printing business, back in the day when each letter and space was put in a block back to front and upside down!!! He had lots of sample books ( you know actual paper) and I loved the vintage fonts so I’d go with them. I’m sure you’ll figure out the mountain and sky issue. That is a great poster.
So many great ideas! I know you will be able to create something very
unique and special, with or without the computer. Good luck! It will
be fun to see what you come up with.
Always amazed at your talent and your endless energy to try new things in art and life!
I’ve always loved the vintage/retro National Park poster reproductions. You are on to something wonderful! I’d definitely buy these cards.