Nate Duval works for some of my favourite bands – Wilco, Flight of The Conchords and Andrew Bird – and manages to come up with an exclusive and exciting idea for each one. Rauschenberg was partially responsible for elevating posters to a higher category of art and many artists followed his footsteps. If your budget is not enough for an original art piece, why not skip the Van Gogh’s museum posters and go straight to Duval’s website? Prices start at $15.
A boom of construction and architectural development has transformed the Vancouver skyline over the past few months in preparation for the 2010 Olympic Games. Now, Berlin- and Vancouver-based artist Jeremy Shaw aims to enact a different kind of visual transformation in the west coast city’s streets with a year-long public poster project organized by Presentation House Gallery. Comprised of 26 unique posters that are mounted on the city’s telephone poles and construction hoardings every other week, Shaw’s project, aptly titled Something’s Happening Here, pays homage to Vancouver’s last major civic event, Expo 86. Read more on Canadian Art.