Thursday, March 17, 2011

I will make a movie poster now

So here I sit, St. Patrick's Day, 10PM.

I need to write a paper for one class by "business close" tomorrow, which means it needs to be done tonight, since I work until businesses will be closed tomorrow. Since I need to wake up at 5:30 I decided that I am a responsible adult and cannot drink too much since I need to be coherent for work tomorrow. As a true adult, I decided to drink as much beer as possible (while wearing my rebellious red shirt with a small green dot instead of a green shirt).

Too many beers later I now sit in front of my computer contemplating what to write this paper about.

The paper is a creative brief for a movie poster, the movie is of our choosing. After I decided to be responsible and come home from bar time, I wanted to look through the movies I owned and see what posters I could make out of the choices given. I glanced through my VAST book/movie shelf to find the only movies that I own were "Rocky" movies 1-5, and Rocky Balboa. So of the six movies I own, 100% of them are starring Sly Stallone in his masterpiece.

A movie starring sly did not offer much hope for a design inspired poster. I dug deeper, into the much despised lower shelf, my hand hit a bit of plastic.
"Is this a movie case?" was my first thought
"Is this the best poster project ever?" was my hopeful thought

It turns out DJ Hero's DJ Turntable feels slightly like a movie case when a person is desperate.

(not a dvd case)

So I screamed to my roommate, "WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE BESIDES ROCKY?"
He responds, "Um, I dunno, Rounders?"

So therein lies the story of how the greatest "Rounders" movie poster ever was made.

My next post will include design in some way, I promise.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Typography Poster

So after a conversation I had with my good friend Antonette, I decided to update my blog. A more realistic goal for me is about once a month, but I will continue to try updating this twice a week.

Since today was my Typography class I decided to add a little typography to my blog, infused with both infographic and poster elements. It's the perfect storm of design!

This huge poster shows a timetable of when some of the most popular fonts were invented and where they were created, LA and New York seem to dominate the USA scene, but I am hoping for UBalt to get on the map soon enough.

Here is a close-up, just in case you are too blind to read the above version of the poster.

Monday, January 31, 2011

New Book Covers - Kafka

So I decided that this blog should be a sustained presence.

Recently a New York based designer came out with a series of book covers to the series of Kafka books.

Kafka Book Covers

They are a bunch of cool, colorful images that show the purpose of each book through a well designed cover.

 The Eye image is used throughout the covers, and the color palette stays pretty similar, as well as the typeface.

It is an interesting idea, and with book covers being as design heavy as they currently are, it is nice to see something that stands out from the pack.