I have started researching into different poster designs for Uni and I came across a bloke called Johnny Bakaert. His designs use distorted yet tasteful illustrations and his colours and layouts are fun and exciting
I also found Bruno Porto very inspiring; he uses collage within his work which is something I want to get back into. There is so much fun to be had cutting up images by hand and working into them before arranging them on the page. His website does not look much like a designer's website but the quality (and quantity) of his posters are great. His work ranges from gritty black and white illustrations to clean, slick images with splashes of colour and plenty of character. Porto clearly communicates his messages with appropriate typography.