Absolute Mood: The Poster Art of Simon Marchner

In each poster from Munich based illustrator and printmaker Simon Marchner you find an environment of absolute mood. Marchner’s shapes are crisp, perfect beyond the real world. His is a purposeful form of minimalism, bypassing cleverness for stark realism.

Each poster begins as a simple sketch. Analog. Pen and paper. The final art is born in the computer before returning to the analog world to be printed by Marchner himself. The specificity of Marchner’s voice is in the uncompromising aesthetic of quiet simplicity — he speaks through his portrayal of focused moments and the clarity of composition.

Mogwai gig poster by Simon Marchner

Mogwai gig poster by Simon Marchner

Gentleman gig poster by Simon Marchner

Gentleman gig poster by Simon Marchner

John K. Samson & The Winter Wheat gig poster by Simon Marchner

John K. Samson & The Winter Wheat gig poster by Simon Marchner

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds gig poster by Simon Marchner

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds gig poster by Simon Marchner

Mogwai gig poster by Simon Marchner

Mogwai gig poster by Simon Marchner

Death Cab for Cutie gig poster by Simon Marchner

Death Cab for Cutie gig poster by Simon Marchner

Steaming Satellites gig poster by Simon Marchner

Steaming Satellites gig poster by Simon Marchner

The National gig poster by Simon Marchner

The National gig poster by Simon Marchner

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