Justin Poulter for Bored of Southsea

June 13, 2016

Typographer and illustrator Justin Poulter was commissioned by Bored of Southsea - a surf and skate shop. Justin lived in Southsea so to work on this graphic for the brands merchandise was perfect. Bored of Southsea also did a great interview with Justin, here's just a snippet; 

I love old comics. Especially when the limited colour printing is miss-registered. When you get terrible muddy colours from two bright colours overlapping, or the halftone shading goes over the outline. Those organic mishaps are a huge influence on my style. I try to replicate them all the time. In terms of lettering, my favourite thing to look at is hand painted signage. But, not the good ones, I prefer the bad ones. The ones where the intension is to make it look super professional, but you can tell it isn’t at all. I have massive respect for sign writers who can paint perfect lettering by hand, but the badly done ones always have a unique defect that makes it obviously hand drawn, and that’s what I try to do with my lettering. Good but not good.

Read the whole interview here and take a look at more of Justin's illustration here.  

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