Daily Inspiration: ‘The Heads of State’ Band Posters and Illustrations

The Heads of State design firm, based in Philadelphia, PA, developed their clientele within the Philadelphia’s independent music scene originally, and now boast major corporate clients like Starbucks, Capitol Records, and The New York Times. Earning design awards from prestigious print and design-based organizations like Communication Arts, American Illustration, Print Magazine, Graphis, and the Society of Illustrators, their organic and illustrative style has catapulted The Heads of State into the industry. Check out some of their work below, and the full portfolio here.

Books‘The Books’ Concert Poster “We only printed 50 of these. Each on its own sheet of found paper, evoking the found-sound-collages and orchestration of the band thus making each poster in the series unique.”


Starbucks Campaign “Starbucks united with Project RED for a holiday charity campaign titled ‘Love Is All You Need.’ The campaign consisted of CD packaging, posters, and point of purchase displays.”



Wilco Show Posters Show posters for band, Wilco.

Print Magazine

Artwork for Print Magazine Print Magazine discusses the importance of designers and the more business minded teaming up to run a top notch creative firm.”


Brokelyn “Identity design for Brokelyn, an online resource for living large on a limited budget in the best borough of them all.”


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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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