Four Vintage-Inspired Super Bowl Sunday Graphic Designs: Typographic Posters, Unique Tailgate Invites & More

With less than a week until Super Bowl Sunday, there’s plenty of football-related visual inspiration for graphic designers and digital media artists everywhere we look. As much as we love the slick on-screen animations and motion graphics that dominate the visual landscape of Super Bowl Sunday, these vintage-inspired graphic design pieces caught our attention for their unique, organic qualities.

#1- Custom “San Francisco 49ers” and “Baltimore Ravens” Typographic Posters

By August Park Creative

The husband and wife duo Nicole & Mike Caradonna of August Park Creative have tackled many amazing typographic poster projects, including custom sports teams prints available on their Etsy shop, including the Super Bowl XLVII contenders below:

Custom 49ers and Ravens typographic posters designed by August Park Creative

Custom 49ers and Ravens typographic posters designed by August Park Creative

#2- Unique Tailgate Party Invitations

By Paperless Post, and graphic designer Danielle Kroll

Paperless Post offers an extensive selection of e-card invitations for your bowl-watching party guests, including the first graphic shown below, and although graphic designer Danielle Kroll‘s Super Bowl tailgating poster is just a spec, we can’t get enough of the letterpress and halftone dot design elements.

Inspiring tailgate party invites vintage graphics designed by (above) Paperless Post, and Danielle Kroll.

Inspiring tailgate party invites vintage graphics designed by (above) Paperless Post, and Danielle Kroll.

#3- Original Hand-Lettered Football Signs

By Zeke’s Antique Signs

Mark Zilliox or “Zeke” prides himself on the original, hand-crafted quality of the vibrant collection of signs and prints he offers online and on Etsy. Dedicated to this unique craft since 1975, Zeke also offers behind-the-scenes videos of his creative process.

Original hand-lettered typographic signs by Zeke's Vintage Signs

Original hand-lettered typographic signs by Zeke’s Vintage Signs

#4- Super Bowl History and Football Trivia Prints

By Infojocks Sports Graphics

Graphic design geekery and sports enthusiasm collide at Infojocks.com where you can find unique, well-designed posters and prints on topics like the History of the Super Bowl and The Taxonomy of Team Names (both shown below). Boasting the “art of sports statistics,”  each print by Infojocks is ripe with examples of fantastic visual infographics.

The taxonomy of football team names by Infojocks Sports Graphics.

The taxonomy of football team names by Infojocks Sports Graphics.

History of the Superbowl poster by Infojocks Sports Graphics.

History of the Super Bowl poster by Infojocks Sports Graphics.

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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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