Brands We Love: Poster List•
Posted on August 17 2018
If you've been in the store over the last couple of years, you'll know that The Poster List is a staple on our racks. We love the simple, SoCal graphics and the soft, vintage fits of their tees and tanks. Their designs are always flawless and chill; they really capture the aesthetic of the Southern Cali t-shirt culture. We did a mini interview with owner and designer, Adam.
How'd you get started in the tee biz?
I started doing xeroxed skateboarding zines in the mid 80’s when I was 15. The design was cut and paste, no computers, all hand work. It was so fun. Skateboarding was and is a huge life influence. That and surfing and punk rock.
I was also an agency art director and did a ton of corporate work for GM, Acura, Home Depot, Proctor & Gamble. I went full time with The Poster List in 2006.
What inspires you?
Good design, sometimes bad design…haha. Music (everything from Classic rock to hip hop to metal to country…everything!). Typography, architecture, California, skateboarding, beach culture, the 80’s, the desert, vintage vehicles, good human beings, travel, vintage surf mags.
Where do you get the ideas for your designs?
I write down notes and do newspaper clippings. Photos (i’m constantly taking photos) which then become ideas for designs or designs themselves. I read design annuals, I get inspired by movies. And also, my wife hahaha!
What's in the future for you and The Poster List?
I want to continue to do what I love: surf, play music, design, hang with Jax, our awesome pug. I want to have fun; take it seriously but not too seriously.
Thanks Adam! We love your shirts and look forward to new styles every month!!