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Beautiful Typographic Posters Feature Pop Culture Icons and Quotes.




Professional graphic designer and illustrator Ayse T. Werner quit her boring job to be able to what she really wanted to do - photography and drawing. And after seeing these, I'm so glad she did and I think you'll agree.

She has combined her artistic skills with her passion for movies, video games, comics and TV Series and opened a store on etsy called Geek My WalL where she sells her minimal typographic character prints in a variety of sizes and at very reasonable prices.

Pop culture icons such as Holly GoLightly, Doctor Who, Darth Vader and The Dude are depicted in a modern, minimalist style using typography to spell out a quote from the character.

Below are some of my favorites.

Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffanys:


Jeff Bridges as The Dude in the Big Lebowski:


Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise:


David Tennant as The Doctor in Doctor Who:


Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter:


Viggo Mortensen as Aragon in Lord Of The Rings:


Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Star Wars:


Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead:


Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight:


Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars:


Yoda in The Star Wars franchise:


Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones:


Alan Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in The Harry Potter franchise.


Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly:


Keanu Reeves as Neo in The Matrix franchise:


Robert DeNiro as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver:


Bruce Wayne as Batman:


Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump:


Marlon Brando as Vito Don Corleone in The Godfather:


Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark as Iron Man in The Avengers:


Al Pacino as Tony Montana in Scarface:


Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator:


James Duval as Frank The Bunny in Donnie Darko:


Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in The Back To The Future franchise:


Ayse uses archival pigment inks and prints on archival, heavyweight papers in sizes ranging from 4x6" to 24x36".

The beautiful, talented and prolific Ayse T. Werner:


I have shared 24 of my favorites with you in this post, but she has several more. Be sure to check them out at her etsy store, Geek My WalL.



4 comments:

!7th and Oak said...

These are rip-offs of work I have been doing for over a year now!

If you google '17th and Oak' you will see my work. The similarities between the work are too close to be coincidental. Especially as this person has only been operational for a month.

I'm all for taking inspiration from other artists but blatantly copying them is not on! Especially as I've put a lot of hard work into my art as I take it very seriously and the thought of someone jumping on the back of my success angers me! It's unoriginal and lazy!

Pete Ware
17th and Oak.

laura sweet said...

Pete, I completely understand your frustration as a fellow creative whose personal work and blog posts are often duplicated.

However, in giving this artist the benefit of the doubt, I asked her if she was aware of your work. She says she was not until after someone brought your work to her attention following my post.

She claims to have been inspired by these pieces on deviant art:

http://zombiemedia75.deviantart.com/art/Star-Wars-Yoda-Typography-Treatment-308305505?q=gallery%3Azombiemedia75&qo=3

http://subdio27.deviantart.com/art/A-Clockwork-Orange-169634788

It is not uncommon for certain styles to be very similar and many people are playing with type. And I can only take her word for it.

That said, in an effort to prove her originality, she is going to check your store before proceeding with any new art to make sure they are different.

And let me commend you on your lovely work, of which I was not aware until after I wrote this post.

Ayse. T. Werner said...

Hi Laura,

I don't want to make things ''uglier'' so I won't blame anyone about this. Or argue about anything else. Even though he wrote me on Twitter, reported me to Etsy with no result. I'm just writing this reply to make something clear.

First of all nor me or Pete invented typography. There are so many typographic works made with ''same technique''. So results would be identically same.

At the beginning I felt guilty and even considered re-creating my works. Cause he said he was selling these for over one year. However, when I checked his history on Etsy I realised that his sales start on the very last months of 2012.

On the other hand, I was selling my posters locally at this web site. Some of my listings are still active there but actually I quit there. Thanks heaven, I never relisted these, so you can accept the dates as a proof of my argument. First listing's date is 12th April 2012, as you can see.

http://www.sahibinden.com/en/listing/alisveris-hobi-oyuncak-action-figure-star-wars-han-solo-45-x-30-cm-orijinal-typography-poster-81915517/detail/

http://www.sahibinden.com/en/listing/alisveris-guzellik-kozmetik-profesyonel-ekipmanlar-star-wars-yoda-45-x-30-cm-orijinal-typography-poster-82396148/detail/

In fact, I had to be upset about this but anyway, I don't have time for such things. Pete may keep spamming same messages on any place he founds me. I spend my time creating artworks and designs. I'm also painting stuff with my style (But I don't think I invented painting or my style. Nor I have right to accuse someone for using it). : ) They will be up soon.

At the end, I think people will decide whose work is better.

Kind Regards,

Ayse. T. Werner

Anonymous said...

Which one of you 'invented this' first is irrelevant really.

You're all playing in Lucasfilm's sandbox and should be grateful George Lucas isn't quite so petty.

If Disney turn out to be less generous with your new toy - you'll all be told to remove your work anyway, so best just enjoy the fact that you're able to make money on the back of someone else's intellectual property and be done with it.

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.
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