Charlatan, Martyr, Hustler: A Poster Design from Joey Roth

February 15, 2012

Charlatan, Martyr, Hustler: A Poster Design from Joey Roth

This poster design is officially on the wish list, if not just because it's clever and funny, then also because it's a good reminder to find balances. Joey Roth—the man behind the infamous Ceramic Speakers—drew up the Charlatan, Martyr, Hustler graphic for “Hustle,” the first issue of 48 Hours Magazine.

The product and graphic designer says that it captures his approach to design: "giving form to objects and then clearing a path for them to enter the world." The poster is letterpressed on hefty and tactile 32# Lettra text weight stock—soft, fabric-like, and warm white—and was printed by Dependable Letterpress in San Francisco’s Dogpatch. See some additional detail shots and the sketch and printing process video below ↓

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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