Must-See TV Design

Let’s face it: Television marketing is rarely fantastic. It’s often sloppy cutouts of people Photoshopped against a stock location backdrop with the show’s logo slapped on. That’s where fan art steps in. TV shows that have an ardent following often inspire fan fiction – wherein people write their own fantasy works based on shows’ characters – as well as design. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that cult-television viewers tend to be creative, as the collection below proves. Notice all the different styles, from anime to minimalist to grunge to comic. The creators include such well-known artists as Bryan Lee O’Malley and Tom Whalen to people who just design for fun.

Do you have a favorite piece of TV fan art? Please let me know in the Comments below!

“Mad Men” design by Needle Design and Illustration

“Breaking Bad” typography art by La May

“Community” paintball episode by Mason Phillips

“Arrested Development” illustration by Blake Loosli

“Twin Peaks” design by Daniel Nyari

“The Wire” meets “Dawn of the Dead” via Jeffro Kilpatrick

Marge from “The Simpsons” as Vermeer’s “Girl With a Pearl Earring” by David Barton

“Freaks and Geeks” design by Adam Juresko

“Doctor Who” illustration by Lisa Rye

“The X-Files” fan art by Johanna Öst

“Fringe” art by Bryan Lee O’Malley

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” pop art by Tom Trager

“Star Trek” design by Martin Ansin

“Game of Thrones” parody beer label by Satansbrand at RedBubble

“Sherlock” illustration by Carlos Lerma

“The Big Bang Theory” design by William G. Boling

“Firefly” typography design by Nana Leonti

“The Walking Dead” design by Jason Kauzlarich

“The Muppet Show” design by Dave Perillo

“Mork & Mindy” screenprint by Tom Whalen

“Heroes” illustration by Grant Gould

“Absolutely Fabulous” caricature by Bob Doucette

“Lost” design by M. Brady Clark

About the Author:

Jennifer Moline writes for the PsPrint Blog as well as maintains its Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and Pinterest presence. She also guest blogs for such notable graphic design blogs as Fuel Your Creativity and Inspiredology. She’s previously written about technology and small business for news websites, magazines and newspapers. In her off-hours, Jennifer can be found roughing it in the mountains or tucked away in a movie theater.

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