I am very excited about this, I had a feeling that the 5th anniversary posters were going to look good, but when I opened up the box of prints last night after a bit of an epic day I couldn’t believe how much I liked them. I look at stuff on a computer screen every day, and seeing designs like this on thick paper reminds me why print will (probably) never die, because it’s lovely.
I had hoped that I would be releasing 4 designs at the same time, but there has been an understandable delay with the 4th poster design, so I thought I would go ahead and release the first three because I’m an impatient man and if I waited much longer these would be the 6th anniversary posters.
Much like the HYA hoodies, I am very proud of these posters. I know they’re a bit outside the boundaries of what HYA stands for, but posters are cool, and these ones will look great on your wall. Milk & Eggs Co. were responsible for the two non-logo designs, “Five” & “Come Rain, Come Shine”, and I think they’ve done a very good job. I didn’t really give them much of a design brief other than to produce a design that related to Hide Your Arms in some way and might use the HYA colourway of blue and red, and somehow from that they managed to gleam enough inspiration to create these designs (and some others too, but these two are my favourites). I have decided that in this form the posters by Milk & Eggs Co. will be limited to a print run of 100 pieces each, it’s possible that I might use the designs for something else in the future because I really do like them, but as they are now they’ll be kept to 100 posters maximum per design. The logo poster is an open-ended print run, though at the end of this year if I print it again I’ll remove the 5th anniversary shield that is printed on the bottom right corner of that poster, so in that respect this version of the logo poster is limited to 2011.
The designs are digitally printed onto using nice and thick A3 sized 300gsm matt card stock. The three designs are available individually in the HYA store for what I believe is a very reasonable £4 each, or you can purchase all three together for £10, which for the mathematically challenged/lazy out there will give you a £2 saving over buying the posters individually.
All the posters will be rolled up and shipped in poster tubes as I feel this is the best way to minimise the chance of damage during transit. Thankfully due to the light weight of such a product it isn’t prohibitively expensive to ship the posters outside the EU, so hopefully I’ll be sending posters all over the world over the next few weeks. If you purchase one or more posters individually, or more than one pack (why not get one for a friend!), you will only be charged for shipping on the first poster/pack, so y’know… buy lots of posters in the HYA store.
As ever, your feedback is much appreciated, so please check out the posters in the store. If you have any questions let me know via your favourite social channel (comments on here, Twitter, or Facebook) and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.