50 Inspirational Posters from the National Poster Retrospecticus

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Inspirational Posters like Whoa

Today’s inspiration comes to us from someone you’re going to be seeing a lot of in the next few months.

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Meet JP Boneyard: designer, front-end developer, producer of art and music events, and new member of the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest family. JP will be bringing his traveling poster show, the National Poster Retrospecticus, to those of us lucky enough to attend the Fest August 15 through 17 this year at the Cleveland Public Theatre.

Hint, hint get your tickets to the Fest here

Tell me about the NPR:

The National Poster Retrospecticus is a traveling show of more than 300 hand-printed event posters from over 100 of the most prominent poster designers in the USA. While some of the NPR goes back as far as 2006, the current format took shape in the Spring of 2012. The NPR’s mission is to celebrate posters, the made-by-hand aesthetic and help spread that enthusiasm around the world. Pretty cool Cleveland is one of their pit stops around the country, ey?

Now onto the Inspiration:

Here are some sample posters JP chose to share with us today. So good!

Wu Lyf by Aesthetic Apparatus

Wu Lyf by Aesthetic Apparatus

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Weapons of Mass Creation Fest by Dan Christofferson

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Tune Yards by Eric Mortensen

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Toxic Crusaders by Tom Whalen

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Tools of the Trade by Burlesque

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Shellac by Jay Ryan

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Soul Summit by Scott Williams

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Space Shuttle by Aaron Draplin

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Steel Pole Bathtub by Tooth

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Tame Impala by Doublenaut

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The Postal Service by Jason Munn

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Ton Up by Isle of Printing

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Ringo Deathstarr by Josh Rickun

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Ratification by Steady Co

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Pierced Arrow by Amy Jo

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Passion Pit by Young Men’s Danger Club

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Papa Bear by Little Friends of Printmaking

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National Poster Retrospecticus by Daniel Danger

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National Poster Retrospecticus by Nerl Says Design

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National Poster Retrospecticus by JP Boneyard

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Neil Young by The Bubble Process

Monsters of Folk by The Decoder Ring

Monsters of Folk by The Decoder Ring

Moe by Nate Duval

Moe by Nate Duval

Mill City Gallery by Ian Cozzens

Mill City Gallery by Ian Cozzens

Melvins by Tara McPherson

Melvins by Tara McPherson

Mavis Staples by DKNG

Mavis Staples by DKNG

Jack White by Alan Hynes

Jack White by Alan Hynes

The Silent Giants by Jack White

The Silent Giants by Jack White

Jason Anderson by Michael Swiatlowski

Jason Anderson by Michael Swiatlowski

Jaws by justAjar

Jaws by justAjar

Jay Farrar by Firecracker Press

Jay Farrar by Firecracker Press

Joan of Arc by Landland

Joan of Arc by Landland

Marissa Nadler by James Weinberg

Marissa Nadler by James Weinberg

Fox and Rabbits by Laura Baisden

Fox and Rabbits by Laura Baisden

Follow Your Heart by Ryan Duggan

Follow Your Heart by Ryan Duggan

Feist by Vahalla Studios

Feist by Vahalla Studios

Everything Loved by Dan Mccarthy

Everything Loved by Dan Mccarthy

Gotye Poster by Doe Eyed

Gotye Poster by Doe Eyed

The Dillinger Escape Plan Poster by Miles Tsang

The Dillinger Escape Plan Poster by Miles Tsang

Dawnbringer by Aaron Horkey

Dawnbringer by Aaron Horkey

Bulldogs by Two Arms Inc

Bulldogs by Two Arms Inc

Celebrate Pie by Wilding Davis & Company

Celebrate Pie by Wilding Davis & Company

Chicago Hot Dog by Delicious Design League

Chicago Hot Dog by Delicious Design League

Crusaders by Tim Gough

Crusaders by Tim Gough

Cults by Methane Studios

Cults by Methane Studios

Danzig by Shawn K Knight

Danzig by Shawn K Knight

Darth Vader by Chris Delorenzo

Darth Vader by Chris Delorenzo

Bon Iver Hatch Show Print by Lincoln Arts Project

Bon Iver by Hatch Show Print

Artcrank by Javier Garcia

Artcrank by Javier Garcia

18x24 by Adam Hanson

18×24 by Adam Hanson

Further connect with JP and the NPR:

National Poster Retrospecticus | NPR on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Supermarket | JPB

And don’t forget to buy your tickets to see NPR at the Fest!

About the Author, Go Media

Go Media is a creative agency based in Cleveland, OH that specializes in print design, branding, and web development. We are also behind WMC Fest, GoMediaZine, the Arsenal, Mockup Everything and others.

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