The Poster Boys

The Poster Boys

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WHO ARE THE POSTER BOYS?

The Poster Boys
are Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith, two designers who get together and discuss all things graphic design, share their influences, and explore and celebrate the titans of poster design history. 

Monthly in-depth episodes have covered topics in movie poster art from Star Wars and Superman to Bergman and Lynch, from the film posters of the 80's and 90's to the notable works of theatrical key art in today's marketplace, plus international poster movements in Poland, Cuba, and Czechoslovakia, the design legacies of The Criterion Collection and Penguin Books, and the work of important and visionary designers like Paul Rand, Jacqueline Casey, Bob Gill, Barbara Baranowska, and Saul Bass, among so many others.

WHAT'S UP WITH OUR PATREON?

First things first: the monthly episodes our listeners love aren't going anywhere, and can be enjoyed at theposterboys.tumblr.com or wherever you enjoy streaming your podcasts. We'll update all our Patrons whenever a new one is out (like today!).

But exclusively to our generous community of Patrons, we're excited to offer a new monthly bonus episodes of THE FLAT FILE, where Brandon and Sam will compare and contrast the various posters released for a popular film (some of which will be determined by your vote -- another perk for our Patrons!). PLUS, Brandon and Sam will be bringing you regular, exclusive updates throughout the month sharing insight into their design process and inspirations that you can only experience here. All Patrons will get a special shoutout in the show notes or on-air as well.



AND... The Poster Boys are pleased to finally offer for our higher-tiered patrons our first merch items in the form of high-quality silkscreened t-shirts bearing one of the show's longtime in-jokes in honor of the most popular typeface of modern times.

But here's the super fun news! As we approach our one-year Patreon anniversary, we are proud to be offering hand-silkscreened, limited-edition prints by Brandon and Sam for a film chosen from our patron's suggestions. Watch our feed for how to submit your vote, and join the Poster Printer tier for two months minimum to snatch your copies.

Perhaps the best benefit of becoming a Patron of the Poster Boys? The ability to give back, give thanks, and in turn join an intimate community of friends and fans who love poster design and want even more of what The Poster Boys offer.


We want to hear from you-- your show ideas, Flat File topics, questions about poster design and the process, and we look forward to shaping this project in ways that excited and stimulate you, our listeners, through Q&A's, process posts, and more! In the meantime, you'll have more access to the Poster Boys and our love of poster design than ever before.

Thank you for joining, and remember, Helvetica is Pizza.
- Brandon and Sam

Schaefer and Smith both work as poster designers in today’s film industry, working with clients including The Criterion Collection, IFCFilms, A24, Oscilloscope, Death Waltz Recording Company, and Janus Films.

Brandon Schaefer - seekandspeak.com - @seekandspeak
Sam Smith - samsmyth.net - @samsmyth
Produced by Adrian Cobb - adriancobb.com - @adriancobb

For questions, comments, and suggestions, please shoot us an email! Say hello at [email protected]. We'd love to feature your feedback on a future episode.

Tiers
Poster Boy Pal
$1 or more per month
Give thanks! This simple gesture is just a way to say thanks to The Poster Boys for the content we provide. This tier doesn't come with any perks or bonus episodes; you can find those at our (highly-recommended) Poster Boy Patron level!
Poster Boy Patron
$5 or more per month
Becoming an official Poster Boys Patron gets you in-depth access including:


  • Monthly bonus episodes of The Flat File
  • All Patreon-exclusive updates including picks and process posts from Brandon and Sam
  • Voting privileges for select Flat File episodes and topics
  • Virtual Flat File containing JPGs of Brandon and Sam’s hand-picked favorite designs
  • Your name credited in our show notes
Pizza Person
$25 or more per month
Snatch our first commemorative merch item: the "Helvetica is Pizza" tee! Screenprinted, top-quality t-shirt with this classic Poster Boys slogan set in--you guessed it-- Helvetica Bold. All you need is the pizza! Ships after one month's subscription. 


PLUS: 

  • Monthly bonus episodes of The Flat File
  • All Patreon-exclusive updates including picks and process posts from Brandon and Sam
  • Voting privileges for select Flat File episodes and topics
  • Virtual Flat File containing JPGs of Brandon and Sam’s hand-picked favorite designs
  • Your name credited in our show notes
  • A personal shoutout in our episode credits
Poster Printer
$40 or more per month

To celebrate our one-year Patreon anniversary, we're inking up limited-edition prints designed by Brandon and Sam for a movie chosen by our Patrons! Watch our feed to submit your suggestion and follow the process. Prints ship after two-months' subscription.


PLUS: 

  • Monthly bonus episodes of The Flat File
  • All Patreon-exclusive updates including picks and process posts from Brandon and Sam
  • Voting privileges for select Flat File episodes and topics
  • Virtual Flat File containing JPGs of Brandon and Sam’s hand-picked favorite designs
  • Your name credited in our show notes
  • A personal shoutout in our episode credits
WHO ARE THE POSTER BOYS?

The Poster Boys
are Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith, two designers who get together and discuss all things graphic design, share their influences, and explore and celebrate the titans of poster design history. 

Monthly in-depth episodes have covered topics in movie poster art from Star Wars and Superman to Bergman and Lynch, from the film posters of the 80's and 90's to the notable works of theatrical key art in today's marketplace, plus international poster movements in Poland, Cuba, and Czechoslovakia, the design legacies of The Criterion Collection and Penguin Books, and the work of important and visionary designers like Paul Rand, Jacqueline Casey, Bob Gill, Barbara Baranowska, and Saul Bass, among so many others.

WHAT'S UP WITH OUR PATREON?

First things first: the monthly episodes our listeners love aren't going anywhere, and can be enjoyed at theposterboys.tumblr.com or wherever you enjoy streaming your podcasts. We'll update all our Patrons whenever a new one is out (like today!).

But exclusively to our generous community of Patrons, we're excited to offer a new monthly bonus episodes of THE FLAT FILE, where Brandon and Sam will compare and contrast the various posters released for a popular film (some of which will be determined by your vote -- another perk for our Patrons!). PLUS, Brandon and Sam will be bringing you regular, exclusive updates throughout the month sharing insight into their design process and inspirations that you can only experience here. All Patrons will get a special shoutout in the show notes or on-air as well.



AND... The Poster Boys are pleased to finally offer for our higher-tiered patrons our first merch items in the form of high-quality silkscreened t-shirts bearing one of the show's longtime in-jokes in honor of the most popular typeface of modern times.

But here's the super fun news! As we approach our one-year Patreon anniversary, we are proud to be offering hand-silkscreened, limited-edition prints by Brandon and Sam for a film chosen from our patron's suggestions. Watch our feed for how to submit your vote, and join the Poster Printer tier for two months minimum to snatch your copies.

Perhaps the best benefit of becoming a Patron of the Poster Boys? The ability to give back, give thanks, and in turn join an intimate community of friends and fans who love poster design and want even more of what The Poster Boys offer.


We want to hear from you-- your show ideas, Flat File topics, questions about poster design and the process, and we look forward to shaping this project in ways that excited and stimulate you, our listeners, through Q&A's, process posts, and more! In the meantime, you'll have more access to the Poster Boys and our love of poster design than ever before.

Thank you for joining, and remember, Helvetica is Pizza.
- Brandon and Sam

Schaefer and Smith both work as poster designers in today’s film industry, working with clients including The Criterion Collection, IFCFilms, A24, Oscilloscope, Death Waltz Recording Company, and Janus Films.

Brandon Schaefer - seekandspeak.com - @seekandspeak
Sam Smith - samsmyth.net - @samsmyth
Produced by Adrian Cobb - adriancobb.com - @adriancobb

For questions, comments, and suggestions, please shoot us an email! Say hello at [email protected]. We'd love to feature your feedback on a future episode.

Recent posts by The Poster Boys

Tiers
Poster Boy Pal
$1 or more per month
Give thanks! This simple gesture is just a way to say thanks to The Poster Boys for the content we provide. This tier doesn't come with any perks or bonus episodes; you can find those at our (highly-recommended) Poster Boy Patron level!
Poster Boy Patron
$5 or more per month
Becoming an official Poster Boys Patron gets you in-depth access including:


  • Monthly bonus episodes of The Flat File
  • All Patreon-exclusive updates including picks and process posts from Brandon and Sam
  • Voting privileges for select Flat File episodes and topics
  • Virtual Flat File containing JPGs of Brandon and Sam’s hand-picked favorite designs
  • Your name credited in our show notes
Pizza Person
$25 or more per month
Snatch our first commemorative merch item: the "Helvetica is Pizza" tee! Screenprinted, top-quality t-shirt with this classic Poster Boys slogan set in--you guessed it-- Helvetica Bold. All you need is the pizza! Ships after one month's subscription. 


PLUS: 

  • Monthly bonus episodes of The Flat File
  • All Patreon-exclusive updates including picks and process posts from Brandon and Sam
  • Voting privileges for select Flat File episodes and topics
  • Virtual Flat File containing JPGs of Brandon and Sam’s hand-picked favorite designs
  • Your name credited in our show notes
  • A personal shoutout in our episode credits
Poster Printer
$40 or more per month

To celebrate our one-year Patreon anniversary, we're inking up limited-edition prints designed by Brandon and Sam for a movie chosen by our Patrons! Watch our feed to submit your suggestion and follow the process. Prints ship after two-months' subscription.


PLUS: 

  • Monthly bonus episodes of The Flat File
  • All Patreon-exclusive updates including picks and process posts from Brandon and Sam
  • Voting privileges for select Flat File episodes and topics
  • Virtual Flat File containing JPGs of Brandon and Sam’s hand-picked favorite designs
  • Your name credited in our show notes
  • A personal shoutout in our episode credits