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Tourism marketing is not something that we think of as terribly design-y. We just assume the process involves input from many people and interests, and therefor gets boiled way down from the designer’s original vision. But in the case of a Smoky Mountain Tourism campaign from several years back by Tennessee-based designer/creative director Shayne Ivy, that vision seems to have won out for the most part. We love Ivy’s style here, which lends itself really well to the concept and is beautifully executed. It’s even a bit reminiscent of other multiple exposure work (here and here), and most notably that by the great Olly Moss (here), which is certainly the highest compliment. It appears that Smoky Mountain Tourism has since shelved this campaign, but a resurrection may be in order… Ivy’s double exposure silhouette concept and treatments are far superior in our mind.

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Who doesn’t love a good movie poster? The marriage of type and image is something that gets designers excited (us included). And some just really strike a balance. This take on the Stephen King novel turned movie by Belgian designer/illustrator Levente Szabó is one such example. We love the concept, executed in a fitting bold, graphic style. As well as the perspective of the illustration inside the axe silo. Though the size and placement of the type probably wouldn’t fly on a real movie poster, we do appreciate his choice of typeface… it compliments the bold, yet slightly rough illustrative style.

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Just an update on a favorite post from a while back…. North Carolina-based designer Brent Holloman decided to create a new silhouette of his daughter Vie for the first year of her life. With only four weeks left of this inspiring project, thought we’d share Holloman’s progress. What a great tribute to his daughter, both professionally and personally. Be sure to check out process photos on Holloman’s blog… some of these pieces are physical works, and these shots don’t do the level of creativity and ingenuity Holloman employs much justice. This dude is on top of his game, for sure.

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London based designer and art director Yoni Alter developed this series of beautiful posters, Shapes of Cities, depicting cities from around the world and a spectrum of vibrant colors. But as with all good design, it’s more than meets the eye. These depictions of select cities, each featuring silhouettes of key buildings and landmarks, are actually to accurate comparative scale, as indicated by the system of measurements up the right side of each piece. Prints are available here

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British designer Rowan Stocks-Moore clearly has a fondness for Disney movies, but interprets them in an unexpected way. Rather than the lighthearted and charming Disney movie poster depictions we’re used to, Stocks-Moore explores the darker side of these tales with some smart silhouettes. Prints of this growing series are available here.

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Wilmington, NC designer Brent Holloman is dedicated to tracking the growth of his daughter’s first year of life. Clearly a labor of love, Holloman finds new and interesting ways to depict his growing child’s silhouette. “One thing I hear all the time… ‘They grow up so fast.’ So I decided to start a project where I can mark the stages of her growth by doing a silhouette of her each week for her first year (or as long as I can keep it going).” What a cool idea… we will certainly be checking back often to see what he comes up with.

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