Here is a series of really graphic, illustrative works that I found. I believe that they are competition entry posters, designed to showcase the artists illustrations. I think in this context they work brilliantly. With really simple type the illustrations are highlighted well. The potential audience for these would I suppose have been competition judges, but I think they would appeal to anyone interested in illustration. As posters, these could be put up anywhere and I think they would work nicely just to aestheticise.