The Humble Pixel Poster Series

London design studio Made By Smyth’s founder and creative director Chris Smyth has released his latest project, a 5 part series of A2 limited edition minimalist screen-prints, aiming to celebrate the Humble Pixel, funded through KickStarter.

The start of any project always begins with one thing. The Humble Pixel. A quiet, shy little guy who doesn’t ever get much appreciation, yet is the backbone of everything us designer types create. This project is a celebration of this tiny little bundle of creativity.

Designer Chris Smyth explains his thoughts behind creating the poster series. “In a day and age where almost everything is digital, fighting for the birth place of the pixel, print, is a battle which is getting harder and harder. The truth is nothing will ever beat the feel, smell and beauty of fresh inks on a page. So we have created our own little beautifully simple series of A2 posters to celebrate the journey we all go on as a project begins and develops.”

There are five posters in the series, each with a short run of 50. Four in bright white on a beautiful Fedrigoni 170gsm Black Sirio and the final is a stunning glossy metallic gold.

Each print will be hand numbered and signed by the designer Chris Smyth.
Posters will be sold through various sources for £30 each with free postage. Poster sets (all five prints) will be available for £100.

Why the circle? Pixels are little squares I hear you say! Well, dots are circles, right? Welcome to our new new little take on ‘Dots Per Inch’… ‘Dots Per Poster!’

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Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (