David Plunkert, USA (2011)
Graphic Designer David Plunkert is a graduate of Shepherd University. He co-founded Spur Design in 1995 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. David’s clients have included Adidas, Adobe, The Criterion Collection, Gatorade...Read full biography
Graphic Designer David Plunkert is a graduate of Shepherd University. He co-founded Spur Design in 1995 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. David’s clients have included Adidas, Adobe, The Criterion Collection, Gatorade, Johns Hopkins University, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Motorola, MTV Networks, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Nike, Patton Oswalt, Steppenwolf Theatre, Sony, Baltimore Theatre Project, They Might be Giants, and The United States Postal Service.
His work has been included in American Illustration, Communication Arts, Graphis, Print, the New York Type Director’s Club, and The Society of Publication Design. He has been awarded numerous silver and gold medals from The Society of Illustrators in New York. In 2009 his poster for The Dungeon Masters was awarded “Best Poster” at the South by Southwest Festival. His August 28th, 2017 cover of The New Yorker titled “Blowhard” received national media coverage and was named Magazine Cover of The Year by The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). In 2013 he was inducted into the Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Happy Sad Ugly Pretty: Baltimore Theatre Project Posters 2003-2020
Spur Design LLC
Over 90 theater posters by the determined graphic artist David Plunkert combine a wide array of visual techniques with a playful wit. Included within are sketches, anecdotes, production secrets, and a definitive answer to the burning question: why theater posters? Al Letson wrote the introduction, and David and Paul Sahre share their recollections of making theater posters back in the days of hand waxers and stat cameras in a new interview conducted by Ellen Lupton.
Spur Design LLC
Heroical #1-3: A collection of stripped-down, neo-expressionistic super-hero stories by David Plunkert. Each edition is printed in a huge, 10" x 14" format containing 20 pages off offbeat superheroes and art, as well as a die-cut cover.
Library of Congress, Washington DC
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York City
University of California Design Museum, Davis, California
Poster House, New York City
Museum für kunst und Gerwebe, Hamburg