my tribute to George Ham

March 18th, 2009

A few months ago, I did an ad for SEQUEL, one of our software products. With a blank canvas to work with, and the vague concept of evoking a sense of speed (hence the headline “Fast, effective business planning”) I did something I’d been wanting to do for a while: a racing poster by George Ham. I’ve been a fan for a long time, enjoying his portrayals of speed, danger, and far-off locales. My ad is really closer to his later work from the 70’s, with the crisper, less painterly lines, but for me, it’s really a salute to his entire catalog.

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The guy doesn’t even have a Wikipedia entry. With all the money Posters.com makes off of him, he should for sure have one.

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