Poster design for Anomaly Shanghai.


Founded in 2004, Anomaly is a difficult to define, but exciting to work at 'new model' agency with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, and Toronto. They are in the process of establishing their Shanghai office and the Chinese name which they have chosen for the company is “非常” Feichang -  Extraordinary.

We are one of the participants invited to create a poster around the theme of 非常, and we created a typographic based poster, taking inspiration from 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which the Monolith was named TMA - Tycho Magnetic Anomaly.

The characters 非常 were simplified based on a grid to give a futuristic treatment to the typography.

TMA-1 was discovered when a low-altitude magnetic survey was done on the moon, and an anomaly was shown in the data: an extremely intense magnetic field in the crater Tycho.