So I'm going to try out a new feature here. Every Friday, I will post a good and bad example of design from the preceding week.
First up this week, the good, and it's by New Albanian artist Tony Beard, whose work is an early contender for best art of the year. This is a propaganda-style poster for the brewery's efforts in Wisconsin:
which might be changed (though I like it). Nice execution of the traditional style, down to Art Deco fonts and the slanted banners for the text. The red woman saluting is neither scantily clad nor dressed in pink, but just a person who clearly like beer. Three colors, a play on an established style, and industrial distressed look all make this a nice piece.
Now for the worst of the week:
Eddy and Iggy's actually has some non-terrible design, but I saw this and had to put it up as the worst of the week. Even if it wasn't just a not-particularly-well-executed retread of a tired trope, the name alone is terrible. First of all, that's not how you spell "scarlet," and there's nothing clever about spelling it incorrectly. Second, let's try to keep words like "harlot" from being regular parlance for sexy women, because the word means something specific. Third, she's not a prostitute, she's some type of devil or demoness. Did you really need that rhyme, or was there just no cute way to misspell "succubus?"