A Cruel Summer, Johnny

This weekend kicks off AIGA Jacksonville’s annual membership drive better known as the Always Summer Poster Show. There will be close to 100 posters on display this year, all created by the truly talented crop of local designers from, and around, Jacksonville.

Just to share, one of my favorite posters from Always Summer 2010 was created by the talented team of Levi Ratliff and Kendrick Kidd, ie. Halftone Def Studios. They created this 2-color, silkscreened poster paying homage to the “Karate Kid” and Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer.” What I dig about this design is that each color screen could easily stand out on its own as a separate poster. Pretty tight. Just look at the detail between the two screens. Insane…and just so cool when the two mix together…

Check out more pics from the Always Summer Poster Show 2010.

In addition, passion and inspiration will be exuding this Friday, September 30, when Portland designer Aaron Draplin stops to kickoff the weekend with his “Tall Tales from a Large Man.” Reserve your seat now to catch him speak!

It’s definitely going to be a radical weekend to close out our cruel summers of Jacksonville. Hope to see you all out!

~ varick, communications director

By aigajacksonville
Published September 26, 2011