Lots of people are. Here is a contemporary artist/illustrator/designer/tattoo artist, Mitch O'Connell, who is makin' his way. He's got a good blog. Check out the link here: Mitch O'Connell's Blog.
More quick, but amazing, research! Here's a nifty little visual survey of Polish posters. Want to break out of your standard conceptual and/or layout thinking? Take a look at some of these:
In the spirit of providing even more interesting links for ART 3210's (ongoing) research on our current project, Posters for Metanoia 2009, here is a link you should check out. While you're there you can also follow links to other resources that would spark your brain cells. You can't go overboard on information at this stage!
That's right, "Art Out Loud," the SI workshop with TOP sci-fi and fantasy illustrators is SOLD OUT. Except I have two tickets left!! 'Cause I'm the best professah evah!! (Last year we were shut out).
But seriously, this will be one heckuva show, so why don't you join us?! Ticket is $10 cash at the event (they're holding it for you).
Oh yeah, and you'll be able to see the awesome "Spectrum" show as well. Your jaw will drop. Really.