A long time fan of
Mid-20th Century european poster art, internationally-respected
has been paying homage to the aesthetic through his own contemporary
graphics since he began working digitally in 1995.
In covers for The
New Yorker, in the pages of The Washington Post, in
his books for Random House, and in countless other projects
for a host of global clients, Staake incorporates visual nods
to classic poster art while creating images that are decidedly
fresh, modern and graphically powerful.
When not working
on freelance assignments, Staake enjoys creating posters for
ficticious products, imagined brands and non-existent consumer
goods. He calls these images "fauxsters".
Some of these pieces
are available on fauxster.com as large format posters and may
be purchased by the public, others are simply exhibited as visual samples
of Staake's communicative design.
taking a look at these "retro/contemporary" fauxsters,
you're a corporate client interested in commissioning Staake
to create posters, images or graphics for you, simply visit this page.